10 Things You Didn’t Know About Emmanuel Mayuka

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  1. Emmanuel Mayuka (born 21 November 1990) is a Zambian professional footballer who last played as a striker for Green Buffaloes and the Zambian national team.
  2. Born in Kabwe Central Province, Zambia.
  3. Mayuka began his career at the Lusaka Academy at the age of 11.
  4. In 2007, he joined Kabwe Warriors, one of the biggest clubs in Zambia owned by the national railway company Zambia Railways.
  5. In this team, he flourished scoring 15 goals in 23 games.
  6. He consequently was selected to the Zambia under-17 national team.
  7. In September, he joined Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv.
  8. When he moved to Maccabi Tel Aviv, Mayuka joined the youth team where he scored three goals. In April 2010, Mayuka renewed his contract at Maccabi Tel Aviv until 2014.
  9. On 28 May 2010, it was confirmed that Mayuka had signed a five-year contract with Swiss club BSC Young Boys for a transfer fee of £1.7m.
  10. Mayuka scored a last-minute goal against Russian club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg in a 1/32 final UEFA Europa League match to help his team to a 2–1 home win.