10 Things You Didn’t Know About Peter Kaumba

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  1. He is a Zambian coach and former footballer who is regarded as one of Zambia’s greatest wingers of all time
  2. Was born 31 March 1958
  3. He was voted the best winger at CAN 1982 where Zambia came out third and was Zambian top player, top scorer and Sportsman of the Year in the same year. Kaumba’s career was cut short by injury in 1984 and he became a coach, taking charge of several Zambian clubs
  4. Kaumba was born in Kitwe where his father White Kaumba was a miner
  5. The last born and only son in a family of four, he started playing football at the age of five on the streets of Wusakile, a township in Kitwe
  6. He supported Rhokana United (now Nkana FC) as a boy and his hero was Godfrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu
  7. His parents were not keen on him playing soccer as he was growing up but once they realised he had the talent they stood by him throughout his chosen career
  8. In 1971, Kaumba joined an amateur Team called UBZ which was sponsored by the United Bus Company of Zambia.
  9. Kaumba was called to the national team by Brian Tiler and he made a huge impression on his debut when he scored a last gasp goal in a CAN qualifier against Malawi on 15 April 1979 in Blantyre, in a 2–0 win after Chitalu had scored the opener
  10. When his career ended, Kaumba concentrated on working for ZCCM Power Division in the Accounts Section until he was appointed assistant coach to Alex Chola at Dynamos in 1988, a position he held until 1989 when he was given the task of heading youth football at the clu