10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vincent Chileshe

  1. Vincent Chileshe is a Zambian coach and former goalkeeper
  2. He was crowned Zambian player of the year in 1977 at the age of 20, the first goalkeeper to achieve that feat, and was in goal for Zambia at CAN 1978
  3. Chileshe was born in Mporokoso in 1957 and was among three goalkeepers in the family
  4. His elder brother Richard played for Bancroft Blades (now called Konkola Blades) in the late 1960s while his younger brother Stephen was a reserve goalkeeper at Nchanga Rangers in the 1980s when Chileshe kept goal for the main team
  5. Besides playing for his school Ndelela Primary, Chileshe joined Kalala Amateur Football Club in 1969 at the age of twelve
  6. He was inspired to become a goalkeeper by Mufulira Wanderers goalkeeper Tolomeo “Juva” Mwansa and while listening to football commentaries, Chileshe would tell his friends that he also wanted to be a national team goalkeeper and to be heard on the radio
  7. Kalala also served as a nursery for the Luanshya All Blacks Football Club which he joined three years later as a reserve goalkeeper
  8. In 1986, Chileshe was appointed player-coach at Zesco and won them the 1986 Division I title and promotion to the premier league and also led them to another BP Challenge Cup runners-up slot when they lost to Division I side Zanaco in 1987
  9. Chileshe gave up the City job after being offered the goalkeeping coach’s job for the Swaziland national team where he worked with Dodge Mahlahlela and Kinnah Phiri
  10. He was in Swaziland until 2002 when his contract expired and is currently coaching FAZ Division II side Young Green Eagles in Kafue