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Football family mourn Goalie Mapulanga

By SPORTS REPORTER

FORMER Zambia national soccer team and Nkana Football Club goalkeeper Moses Mapulanga has died.

Nkana announced the death of their former player yesterday as confirmed by Mapulanga’s father, Event.

“It’s with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our former goalkeeper Moses Mapulanga,” said the club on their official Facebook page.

“His father, Mr Event Mapulanga has confirmed the death of his son who died last night around 23:00hrs at Mazabuka General Hospital, in Mazabuka where he was admitted from Monday this week.”

And Zesco United Football Club said it was saddened to learn of the death of Mapulanga.

Zesco United acting Chief Executive Officer, Milupi Libi described Mapulanga’s passing as a big loss to the Zambian game.

And Solwezi-based Super League outfit Kansanshi Dynamos joined the football fraternity in mourning Mapulanga who died after an illness.

Sensational Zanaco FC, Forest Rangers and Copperbelt Division One outfit Roan United issued messages of condolences to the Mapulanga family following the death of the 29 year old who died a few days after celebrating his birthday. 

Mapulanga played for Nakambala Leopards before joining Nkana in 2017 and stayed at Nkana Stadium up to December 2021.

At the height of his career, Mapulanga rose from the junior ranks to the Zambia national team and was part of the Chipolopolo squad that reached the quaterfinals at the 2018 African Nations Championship in Morocco.

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