10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wisdom Mumba Chansa

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  1. Wisdom Mumba Chansa was born on April 17, 1964
  2. He was a Zambian football player who died in the 1993 air crash off the coast of Gabon that killed 18 players of the Zambian national team
  3. Chansa began his career with the youth team of Rhokana United
  4. Before moving to city rivals Power Dynamos in 1986 and quickly established himself in their side as an out-and-out striker before he adapted himself to a deeper-lying role as second striker
  5. Chansa became the first African, along with Pearson Mwanza and Derby Makinka
  6. He played in the Soviet Top League when they all signed for Pomir Dushanbe in 1989
  7. Chansa was spotted during their 4-0 win over Italy at the 1988 Olympics
  8. Chansa’s debut came on 2 October 1989 in an away match against Torpedo Moscow, before appearing twice more, against Rotor Volgograd and Metalist Kharkiv, before leaving at the conclusion of the 1989 season
  9. He made his international debut at the junior level when he was instrumental in Zambia’s cup success in the regional U-20 COSAFA Cup in 1983
  10. Chansa made his debut for Zambia in 1985, was called up to the squad for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and was a permanent feature in the Zambian side till his death