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Up-close with Philemon Chipeta first Zambian player to play in Malaysia

Up-close with Philemon Chipeta first Zambian player to play in Malaysia

Philemon Chipeta was a true soccer sensation, a player whose name will forever be etched in the annals of history. He was a trailblazer, a pioneer who blazed a trail for countless other Zambian players to follow. He made history as the first Zambian player to set foot on Malaysian soil, taking the pitch for the prestigious Perlis Football Club, where he left an indelible mark by earning the golden boot. But his ambitions were not limited to just one league, as he also made the bold move to Syria, becoming just the second Zambian player to play in the country.

But Chipeta’s talents weren’t limited to just foreign leagues, as he also made a name for himself in the local league with the Eagle Star Lusaka Dynamos FC. He earned the honor of representing the Zambia National soccer team, where he scored in his debut match against Namibia and was part of the Zambian squad that faced off against Mali in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match.

His career was not just about individual successes, but also about team achievements. He was a key member of the Lusaka Dynamos FC team that took home the BP Top Eight title in 2008, securing victory with a 1-0 win over Zesco United, thanks to a goal by Josephat Nkhoma. Chipeta‘s contributions to the sport in Zambia, Malaysia, and Syria made him a true soccer star, one that will be remembered for years to come.

Chipeta’s legacy will live on through the countless players he inspired and the records he broke. He was a true ambassador of the sport, spreading the love for soccer to the far corners of the globe.

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