Bamfuchile, 47, died in Kitwe last night after a long illness at 22:15 at Poly Clinic in Nkana West Township where he had been admitted for over a fortnight.
Bamfuchile is one of Zambia’s highly respected coaches having coached Zambia, Namibia, Power Dynamos and Nkana FC.
Bamfuchile had until the time of his death just resigned as head coach of Namibia national soccer team whom he had just guided to their second ever qualification to the Africa Cup finals since 1998.
The late Bamfuchile started his football career as a player at 11-time league champions Nkana in 1977 and was assistant-coach and player from the late 1980’s to 1993 when he took over fulltime at the time.
Later in his career, Bamfuchile oversaw the development at Power of midfielder Isaac Chansa, former Under-23 defender Steven Kunda and striker and Francis Kombe.
While Bamfuchile did not win the league with Power, he brought the team two Mosi cup titles in 2001 and 2003 and the Arthur Davies club was runners up in the same tournament in 2002.
Bamfuchile also won the BP Top 8 crown in 2001 including the clubs only ever Coca Cola Cup triumph in 2003.
His other coaching adventures after an initial turbulent two seasons at Nkana starting from 1993 when he took over from the late legendary trainer Moses Simwala saw him take up coaching stints in Swaziland and South Africa.
Bamfuchile was also assistant Zambia coach to the late Ian Porterfield at the 1994 Africa Cup finals in Tunisia where the team won silver after losing 2-1 to Nigeria in the finals.
He also won the Swaziland league and cup titles with 11-Men in 1996 and after a couple of season a period he describes as unforgettable.
Bamfuchile then briefly spent six months South Africa top-flight club Amazulu before returning home for his first of two spells at Power.
He also guided the Zambia Under-23 national team to a silver medal in the football tournament behind winners Cameroon at the 1999 ALL Africa Games held in South Africa.
Then the Zambia job became available in the run-up to the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations after the departure of German-born coach Bukhard Ziese.
With Zambia, Bamfuchile oversaw one of the squads most successfully qualifying run ever.
Zambia were undefeated in all their six Group Six qualifying games under Bamfuchile before it all came unstuck at 2000 Nigeria/Ghana Africa Cup 2000.
Zambia crushed out losing 2-0 to Egypt, finishing 1-1 with Burkina Faso after taking the early lead.
In their final match against Senegal, Kalusha Bwalya saved the sides blushes with a rebounding header from a late penalty to draw 2-2.
Bamfuchile leaves behind a wife Tina and six children.
His funeral is being held at his Nkana East home and burial arrangements will be announced later.