40-year-old Chamanga signs new contract

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Ex Moroka Swallows striker James Chamanga is still going strong in Zambia’s Super League.

The 2019/20 Super Division League top scorer with 16 goals has extended his stay at Zambia’s Airforce side Red Arrows Football Club extended.

“Red Arrows Football Club has successfully concluded negotiations to extend the stay of former Chipolopolo star James Chamanga and defender Elvis Akangamba Bissong. The 2019/2020 Zambia Super League golden boot winner will stay at Nkoloma for another season, while the Cameroonian defender kingpin has extended his stay for another two years,” said Arrows, in a statement released by Media and Public Relations officer, Misheck Kalembwe.

Chamanga was the PSL top scorer with 14 goals for the 2007-08 season while in the books of Swallows, before leaving to play in China for a decade, where he continued to bang in goals.

He holds the record for the fastest hatrrick in PSL history, achieved in just three minutes against Platinum Stars during that season.

Zambian publication The Sun reported that the striker has insisted that his decision not to take up a national team call up still stands.

“My mind is made up, I am 40 years old and I think rather than calling me who will only give one year to the team, I would rather you identify a 15-year-old who will give you more than 10 years,” Chamanga said.

“We have to focus on building for the future and groom a team that will take us to the World Cup. I have done my part and I am leaving it for young people to step in.”

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By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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