10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ghost Mulenga

  1. Joseph Mulenga was better known as Ghost Mulenga
  2. He was born on January 6, 1954
  3. Ghost was a Zambian goalkeeper who played for Red Arrows and represented Zambia at CAN 1982
  4. Mulenga was born in Luanshya in 1954 and first played for a Second Division side Buseko FC where he was noticed by Boniface Simutowe and lured to Arrows in April 1975
  5. Buseko also produced other great Zambian stars like Bernard Chanda and Patrick Phiri
  6. He also featured for the Zambia Schools National team when he was at Mpatamatu Secondary School
  7. His agility earned him the nickname ‘Ghost’ which quickly became so popular that many Zambian soccer followers were not even aware of his real name
  8. Mulenga got his call-up to the national team in 1980 and was the reserve keeper at Moscow Olympic Games
  9. In April 1985, Mulenga was in camp with the national team preparing for their second leg 1986 World Cup qualifier with Cameroun when he was taken ill and was found to be suffering from malaria
  10. He missed the trip to Yaoundé and died on 21 April 1985 in Lusaka