Evans Kangwa (born 9 October 1992) is a Zambian international footballer who plays for Russian club Arsenal Tula, as a left winger.

Evans Kangwa
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Kangwa playing for Arsenal Tula in 2018.
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-10-09) 9 October 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Kasama, Zambia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Arsenal Tula
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Nkana
2014–2015Hapoel Ra'anana (loan) 23 (4)
2015–2016 Hapoel Ra'anana 33 (11)
2016–2017 Gaziantepspor 24 (4)
2017– Arsenal Tula 56 (9)
National team
2011– Zambia[2] 16 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:54, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

CareerEdit

Club careerEdit

Born in Kasama, Kangwa has played club football in Zambia for Nkana.[2] He scored two league goals during the 2010 season,[3] and one league goal during the 2011 season.[4] In December 2012, it was announced that Kangwa would join English club Watford on trial in January 2013.[5]

On 3 July 2014 he was loaned to Israeli club Hapoel Ra'anana[6] He made his league debut for the club on 13 September 2014 in a 4-0 home victory over Hapoel Petah Tikva. He was replaced by Mamadou Touré Thiam in the 60th minute.[7] He scored his first league goal for the club on 25 October 2014 in a 2-0 away win against Maccabi Haifa. His goal, the first of the match, came in the 13th minute.[8]

 
Kangwa playing for Hapoel Ra'anana in 2015.

On 1 August 2016, Kangwa transferred to Turkish Süper Lig club Gaziantepspor on a free transfer.[9] His league debut came on 21 August 2016 in a 2-0 away defeat to Gençlerbirliği. He was replaced by Alpay Koçaklı in the 58th minute.[10] His first league goal for the club came as a brace against Bursaspor on 1 October 2016. The match ended 3-2 in favor of Gaziantepspor. Kangwa started the game off with an assist on Nabil Ghilas's 31st-minute goal. He scored his first of the game in the 60th minute, with an assist from Bart van Hintum. He rounded the day off with a 79th-minute goal, assisted by substitute Daniel Larsson, that sealed the victory for his side that day.[11]

On 26 August 2017, he moved to the Russian Premier League, signing with FC Arsenal Tula.[12] He made his league debut for the club on 29 September 2017 in a 1-0 home victory over FC Krasnodar.[13] He scored his first goal in the Russian Premier League on 15 October 2017 in a 1-0 away win against Zenit. His goal, assisted by Kirill Kombarov, came in the 73rd minute.[14]

International careerEdit

Kangwa played for the Zambian under-20 side, winning the COSAFA U-20 Challenge Cup in 2011.[15]

Kangwa made his senior debut for Zambia in 2011,[2] and was selected for the final 23-man squad at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.[16][17] Kangwa did not appear at the tournament, with manager Hervé Renard stating he did not want to rush the youngster.[18][19][20]

In December 2014 he was named as part of Zambia's preliminary squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.[21]

Personal lifeEdit

Kangwa's younger brother, Kings, also represents the Zambian national team.[22]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 26 October 2019[23]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hapoel Ra'anana (loan) 2014–15 Israeli Premier League 23 4 0 0 2 0 25 4
Hapoel Ra'anana 2015–16 Israeli Premier League 33 11 0 0 1 0 34 11
Gaziantepspor 2016–17 Süper Lig 24 4 2 0 26 4
Arsenal Tula 2019–20 Russian Premier League 18 2 1 0 - - - 19 2
2019–20 25 4 4 0 - - - 29 4
2019–20 10 3 0 0 - 0 0 - 10 3
Total 53 9 5 0 - - 0 0 - - 58 9
Career total 133 28 7 0 3 0 0 0 - - 143 28

InternationalEdit

As of 10 November 2019[2]
Zambia national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 1 0
2012 2 0
2013 2 1
2014 2 2
2015 4 0
2016 5 0
2017 0 0
2018 0 0
2019 0 0
Total 16 3

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Zambia's goal tally first.[2]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 August 2013 Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola, Zambia   Botswana 2–0 2–0 2014 CHAN Qualification
2. 5 March 2014 Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola, Zambia   Uganda 1–1 2–1 Friendly
3. 2–1

HonoursEdit

Nkana

Zambia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans Kangwa at Russian Premier League
  2. ^ a b c d e "Evans Kangwa". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Zambia 2010". RSSSF.
  4. ^ "Zambia 2011". RSSSF.
  5. ^ "Highly-rated Zambian striker Evans Kangwa 'honoured' to be joining Watford on trial". Watford Observer. 18 December 2012.
  6. ^ Ra'anan Brenowski (3 July 2014). "Kangwa on loaned to Hapoel Ra'anana". Walla! sport.
  7. ^ "Hapoel Ra'anana vs. Hapoel Petah Tikva – 13 September 2017 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.
  8. ^ "Maccabi Haifa vs. Hapoel Ra'anana – 25 October 2014 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.
  9. ^ "Transferred to Gaziantepspor - Evans Kangwa" (in Turkish).
  10. ^ "Genclerbirligi vs. Gaziantepspor – 21 August 2016 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.
  11. ^ "Gaziantepspor vs. Bursaspor – 1 October 2016 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.
  12. ^ "Evans Kangwa in Arsenal" (in Russian). FC Arsenal Tula. 26 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Arsenal Tula vs. FC Krasnodar – 29 September 2017 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.
  14. ^ "Zenit vs. Arsenal Tula – 15 October 2017 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.
  15. ^ Emeka Enyadike (6 January 2012). "Evans Kangwa's big Afcon dream". Supersport.com.
  16. ^ Kennedy Gondwe (10 January 2012). "Zambia's Given Singuluma dropped for Nations Cup". BBC Sport.
  17. ^ "Teenage striker to feature for Zambia in African Cup". iZimbabwe.co.zw. 11 January 2012. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  18. ^ "Zambia coach Herve Renard will not rush Evans Kangwa at the 2012 Afcon". Goal.com. 30 January 2012.
  19. ^ "Renard will not rush Kangwa". Kickoff.com. 30 January 2012. Archived from the original on 2 February 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  20. ^ "Renard considers Kangwa for Zambia". Soccerway. 30 January 2012.
  21. ^ "Nations Cup 2015: Katongo overlooked for Zambia squad". BBC Sport. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  22. ^ "Happy Hearts star signs for Israeli side". Zambian Daily Mail. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  23. ^ "E.Kangwa". soccerway.com/. Soccerway. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  24. ^ a b Evans Kangwa at Soccerway

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