Zambia has some talented fellows when it comes to football. The football scene is celebrated and some of the most celebrated sportsmen come from Zambia. One name that has brought a lot of pride to Zambia in the field of football is Kalusha Bwalya who was once nominated for the 1996 Fifa World player of the year award. Joseph Musonda has also managed to wave the flag of Zambia up high by being a top achiever internationally in the game most loved all around the world. Here are Zambia’s finest soccer players as well as the wealthiest.
List of Top 10 Richest Zambian Footballers 2017
10. Joseph Musonda
The fit lad plays for the Nkana FC team in Zambia. He is a secure defender and he has been exceptional in carrying the national team of Zambia to success. Fifa describe Joseph Mukonda as the most capped Zambian player and the father figure in the team because of his great leadership skills and his ability to mentor his team. He is said to earn an average of 60,000$ annually.
9. Hichani Himoonde
Hichani Himoonde plays for the Zambian national team as well as Power Dynamos FC. He plays in the positon of defender. He was born in Ndola in Zambia and he has been able to rise through the ranks by executing his talent on the field in a consistent and disciplined way. He roughly takes home $84000 every year.
8. Kennedy Mweene
This is the man with the magic hands. He plays for a South African team known as Mamelodi Sundowns FC. On many occasions he has lead the national team of Zambia. He has been described as one of the world’s best footballers because of his ability to secure the goalposts. He is very good with penalty catching and as a result he was awarded the PSL Goalkeeper of the Season award. He bags $120,000 every year.
7. Felix Katongo
This football star plays for an Egyptian premier league known as Al Ittihad. He plays as the midfielder in his team. He has played for teams in countries such as France, Libya, South Africa, Angola nor forgetting his home country Zambia. He is currently working on a three year contact with the Egyptian team. He reportedly earns $180,000 annually.
6. Nathan Sinkala
This talented sportsman is an international footballer. He currently plays for a Congolese team known as TP Mazembe in DRC Congo. He was among the 23 man squad that played for the 2013 Africa cup of nations. He has also played for Swiss team Grasshopper-club Zurich as well as the Green Buffaloes in Zambia. He earns $180,000 every year.
5. Rainford Kalaba
Rainford Kabala is a professional soccer player who currently plays for Congolese club TP Mazembe. The Zambian superstar has played in numerous continental and international football matches and his prowess has made him an invaluable personality in the Zambian football field. He earns a remarkable $240,000 every year.
4. Stoppila Sunzu
This superstar is responsible for scoring the winning penalty shot during the 2012 Africa Cup of nations match against the Ivory Coast national team. He also goes by the name Stophira Sunzu. He has played for teams all across the country. He has also represented his country in important tournaments such as the Under 20 world cup tournament in the year 2007. The player takes home $270,000 every year.
3. Emmanuel Mayuka
Born in November 1990, this young man has been able to do wonders in the world of football because of his exemplary talent. He plays in the capacity of striker. He has played for teams such as FC Metz which is a French team in France and Southampton before settling for Zamalek which is an Egyptian team where he was offered and 3 year deal. He earns an average of $300,000 per annum.
2. Isaac Chansa
He also goes by the nick name “Zife.” He has done exceptionally well in football and has managed to play for South African team Orlando Pirates and another Swedish team known as Helsingborgs before moving to his current team Shillong Lajong FC in India. He is said to earn an approximate of $360,000 every year.
1. Christopher Katongo
Christopher Katongo is arguably Zambia’s highest paid footballer. He plays for Zambian premier league team Green Buffaloes as the striker. Noteworthy is that he has been named by BBC as the African Footballer of the year in 2012. The player portrays a high level of discipline probably because he has been a member of the Zambian Army. This talented footballer takes home an impressive $458,000 per year.
These above are the Top 10 Richest Zambian Footballers 2017. These are the golden boys of Zambia in the football field. They earn remarkably well as they do play well too. Zambian football has been progressive over the years and most years they have managed to qualify for the Africa cup of Nations.