Kabwe Warriors F.C.

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Kabwe Warriors is a Zambian football club based in Kabwe that plays in the Zambian Premier League. They play their home games at Godfrey 'Ucar' Chitalu 107 Stadium in Kabwe.

Kabwe Warriors
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Full nameKabwe Warriors Football Club
Nickname(s)Magnificent, Railmen
GroundGodfrey 'Ucar' Chitalu 107 Stadium, Kabwe
Capacity10,000
ChairmanMr Hayden Dingwall
ManagerIan Bakala
LeagueZambian Premier League
20187th

They are the second most successful club in Zambia in terms of trophies won, only behind Mufulira Wanderers, but have not won the league title since 1987.[1]

The club is sponsored by Zambia Railways.[2]

HistoryEdit

The club was founded as Broken Hill United but changed their name to Kabwe Warriors in 1966.[1]

Warriors won their first league title in 1968 on goal difference after Ndola United, who was leading the table entering the final round, lost 2-1 on the last day of the season.[3]

Zambian football great Godfrey Chitalu played for the club between 1971 and 1982. In 1972 he scored 107 goals in all competitions for club and country; more than Lionel Messi's officially recognized record set in 2012.[4]

In the 2013/14 season, Kabwe Warriors was relegated, but the club returned to the top flight after a one-year absence, winning promotion with five games left to play in the Division One North.[5]

AchievementsEdit

1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1987
1967, 1969, 1972, 1984, 1987
1970, 1972, 1989, 1991, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007
2006

Performance in CAF competitionsEdit

1972: Quarter-Finals
1973: Quarter-Finals
1988: Second Round
1991: Second Round
1996 – First Round
1997 – Second Round
2002 – First Round
1992 – Second Round
1993 – First Round
1995 – Second Round

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Super League History". FAZ. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Power Dynamos to clash against Kabwe Warriors at Arthur Davies". Lusaka Voice. 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  3. ^ Anon. “Shinde – graveyard of Ndola’s hope for championship” Times of Zambia, 30 September 1968, p.12
  4. ^ "Lionel Messi's record belongs to Godfrey Chitalu, claims Zambia's FA". The Guardian. 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  5. ^ "Martin Daka reflects on Kabwe Warriors promotion". 15 October 2015.