24 November 2012

Zambia: Chamanga Donates to Mtendere United

CHINA-BASED Chipolopolo striker James Chamanga on Thursday donated football equipment that included a set of jerseys and 20 footballs to his former club Mtendere United.

Chamanga, who could not disclose the exact value of the donation, said after the presentation that he felt obliged to assist the club that nurtured his career.

"I am just remembering where I came from. A lot of things have happened in my career from the time I started playing football," he said.

Chamanga said he remembered how Mtendere United and later Makumbi Stars identified his talent from Kabulonga Boys and introduced him to the limelight of the football scene, which has become his livelihood.

"I want to thank the club for the support they have given to me," he said.

Chamanga, who finished top-scorer at his Chinese club, Dalian Shide, said the donation might appear small, but he was sure it would go a long way in helping his former club.

"I have come a long way and I feel strong and better for the support the club has given me," he said.

Chamanga who was part of Zambia Africa Cup winning squad at the January-February Africa Cup of Nations co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea said, the just-ended season in China was successful for him and his club, which finished just above the relegation zone.

Other players in the Chinese league are Zambia skipper Christopher Katongo and midfielder Isaac Chansa who turn out for Henan Jienye.

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