Francis Kasonde (born 1 September 1986) is a Zambian professional footballer who plays for Sabah in Malaysia Premier League. Kasonde mainly plays as a centre-back but also can play as a defensive midfielder or as a right-back.

Francis Kasonde
Personal information
Full name Francis Kasonde
Date of birth (1986-09-01) 1 September 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Kitwe, Zambia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre-back, Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sabah
Number 5
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Zesco United
2005–2009 Power Dynamos
2009–2010 Al-Suwaiq
2010 Power Dynamos
2010–2011 Al Hazm 25 (1)
2011 Power Dynamos
2012–2014 TP Mazembe
2014 Hapoel Ra'anana 7 (0)
2014–2015 Salgaocar FC 17 (0)
2016–2017 Power Dynamos 8 (0)
2017–2019 Sabah 23 (1)
National team
2005–2013 Zambia 35 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2019-02-23
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2017-03-20

Club careerEdit

Kasonde has played for Power Dynamos FC in Kitwe, Zambia and Omani side Al-Suwaiq Club.[1]

SabahEdit

In June 2017, Kasonde signed a six-month contract with Malaysia Premier League side Sabah. On 30 June 2017, Kasonde made his debut in a 1–0 victory during league match over PDRM.[2]

Style of playEdit

The versatile defender who is comfortable across the back four, can also operate as a holding midfielder.

International careerEdit

Kasonde is also a regular member of the Zambian national team from 2005 until 2013. He was the key of the Zambian team that won the 2012 African Cup of Nations. He earned his international debut in 2005 and scored his first goal against Egypt in a 1–1 draw.

HonoursEdit

National TeamEdit

Zambia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.zambianfootball.net/2009/02/03/njobvu-surprised-with-reports-that-they-are-stranded-in-russia/ (in English)
  2. ^ "Sabah complete signing of Zambian international Francis Kasonde". stadium.my. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017.

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