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Lawrence Waya (born 25 May 1963 in Mphonde, Nyasaland) is a former Malawi international football player and manager.

Lawrence Waya
Personal information
Full name Lawrence Waya
Date of birth (1963-05-25) 25 May 1963 (age 56)
Place of birth Mphonde, Phalombe District, Nyasaland
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980– Bata Bullets
Al Jazira
–1997 Silver Strikers
National team
1982–1989 Malawi
Teams managed
Big Bullets
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Club careerEdit

Born in the village of Mphonde in Phalombe District, Waya joined local club Bata Bullets in 1980. He spent most of his career with Bullets, but had a brief spell in the United Arab Emirates with Al Jazira Club, and finished his career with Silver Strikers F.C.[1]

International careerEdit

Waya made over 100 appearances for the Malawi national football team,[2] including seven FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. Waya won a bronze medal with Malawi at the 1987 All-Africa Games in Nairobi.[3]

Career as managerEdit

After retiring from playing, Waya took coaching courses in the United Kingdom and received a UEFA 'B' Licence. He would then return to Malawi to manage Big Bullets.[1]


  1. ^ a b Chinansi, Richard. "Meet the legendary Lawrence 'Lule' Waya". Maravi Express.
  2. ^ "Chimodzi Malawi's most capped player". Tiunikekwathu News. 20 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Kenya Harambee Stars at the 4th All Africa games". 18 April 2009. Retrieved 29 November 2017.

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