10 Things You Didn’t Know About Andrew Tembo

  1. Ashious Jordan Melu (6 June 1957 – 20 January 1997) also known as Ashios or Ashols Melu was a Zambianfootballer.
  2. He was also coach who captained the national team from 1988 to 1992 and is credited with having one of the hardest shots in Zambian football.
  3. Melu was born in Chililabombwe on 6 JUne 1957 and attended Chililabombwe Secondary School and turned out for the Konkola Blades before moving to the Mufulira Wanderers in the late 1970s.
  4. Melu played as a striker and was top goal scorer in the Zambian league in 1983, scoring 43 goals in all competitions with most of them scored from distance and free-kicks, and winning the Zambian Footballer of the Year award.
  5. Melu turned to coaching and was first appointed assistant coach at the Wanderers in 1992 before taking over as head coach.
  6. Melu had the distinction of having the hottest shot in the league and he got called up to the national team but did not hold down a regular place.
  7. In 1989-90, Melu played five matches for top division Greek side Apollon Kalamarias.
  8. Melu later played for an Austrian club for a year before returning to feature for Zambia at Africa Cup of Nations in 1992 which proved to be his last outing for Zambia due to stiff competition from Samuel Chomba and Robert Watiyakeni.
  9. In 1994, he was named Zambia national team assistant coach to Roald Poulsen.
  10. Before the beginning of the 1997 season with the Wanderers, Melu fell ill and died in early 1997.