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Spotlight on Emmanuel Mayuka


Zambia earned an excellent opening day 2-1 win over Senegal in Group A of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. Emmanuel Mayuka opened the scoring for Zambia after only 12 minutes.


Mayuka is a former player for hometown Kabwe Warriors. In early 2008, Mayuka was the youngest player at the Ghana 2008 African Cup of Nations and he made his competition debut against Sudan.He is included in the 23 man team for zambia 2012 AFCON

 Club Career

 Maccabi Tel Aviv

In September, he joined Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv. In April 2010 Mayuka renewed his contract at Maccabi Tel Aviv until 2014.

BSC Young Boys

On 28 May 2010, it was confirmed that Mayuka had signed a five year contract with Swiss club BSC Young Boys for a transfer fee of 1.7m US, paid to Maccabi Tel Aviv as the replacement for Seydou Doumbia, who was sold to CSKA Moscow. On 17 February 2011, Mayuka scored a last-minute goal against Russian club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg in a 1/32 final UEFA Europa League match to help his team to a 2:1 home win.

 International career

He was part of the class of 2007 under-20 which included Fwayo Tembo, Clifford Mulenga, Sebastian Mwansa, William Njovu, Stophira Sunzu, Joseph Zimba, Rogers Kola, Jacob Banda, Nyambe Mulenga and Dennis Banda. He was the youngest player at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the only school boy in the team. Despite not scoring there, many soccer pundits and fans acknowledged his contribution to one of the finest youth squads in Zambian football history.

Mayuka was not part of the U-20s that participated earlier that year at the African Youth Cup in Congo (where Zambia finished fourth) but, in the first game against Jordan, he was picked in the starting lineup, and remained such for the other two group stage matches and the round-of-16 clash with Nigeria.

Mayuka debuted for the senior side in the 2007 COSAFA Cup, scoring the second goal in a 3–0 rout of Mozambique.



Full name Emmanuel Mayuka
Date of birth 21 November 1990 (age 21)
Place of birth Kabwe, Zambia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information

Current club BSC Young Boys
Number 24

Senior career

Years Team Apps (Goals)
2006–2008 Kabwe Warriors 26 (7)
2008–2010 Maccabi Tel Aviv[1] 42 (17)
2010– BSC Young Boys 43 (16)

National team

2007– Zambia 23 (6)

The African Nations Cup will give Mayuka a platform on which to showcase his precocious striking talent. Linked with Premier League sides Fulham and Newcastle United and with clubs from France, Russia and Germany all thought to be keeping tabs on his progress, the Chipolopolo forward could soon find himself plying his trade in one of Europe’s top divisions.



  1. Finally people have accepted that Mbesuma and the likes of J. Mulenga must rest on the bench, viva Herve Renard!

  2. the boy is good.hope he’ll do better in other games.we also need to be watching zambian players in the top flight clubs.lyonse its west african players making headlines))

    • Dr Obatala, “Inu zose ndikusutsa basi”. You can not compute on your own the age of the boy. Sometimes be positive. The boy impressed us yester night. KEEP IT UP MUFANA.

    • I know the boy,that is his real age,when he was still in kabwe he used to come to my house to see my son because they were son will be 22 years in may.

  3. We would not make it in European clubs if we do not sort out our administration. Look at how we have destroyed Mbola’s career when we sold him to two different clubs. Now the boy is burned for three years. With Kalusha looking to get a cut from Mayuka, it will be another Mbesuma ( no one cared about his well being/discipline after they got their cut) Mbola saga.

  4. the problem the senegalese ve created for themselves is believing the a player from the english premier league can lead their attack. English football is just for the locals. Its not for the africa cup,not european cup and not for the world cup. mbesuma is far a better player than demba ba, just coz demba ba scores in the english premier league doesnt make him a star as we were made to believe by the never tiring overhipping british media. I feel sorry for the so main brainwashed zambians who religiously watch the EPL as if they ll gain anything by watching these EPL fluffers and hoopers

    • If we love gud results lets invest in clubs futball & 4get about accidental results.Chance favours the prepared mind.Polish up adminstration bwana kalu we still have some little hope in you.The minister right on mines helping futball, make it policy to avoid their help luking like a faviour but an obligation.Congatulation ZED KEEP IT UP & relux bw

  5. All those of you who were saying Zambia will be eliminated in the first round must really be ashamed of yourselves after seeing that performance. Let us always give support to our team instead of being negative all the time. That was a massive win and am sure all of us are very happy now. Let us pray for the boys to reach the finals. Go Zambia go.

  6. #8 thanks for the good observation. At the office I have these EPL funs who analysed the Zambia Senegal game talking about Ba, and all those names. They were busy teasing how Zambian defenders will handle the game but alas!! look at the way Kalaba played. Look at Mayuka not a big name as compared to Ba. Look at Himoonde the defender and Sunzu. Excellent stuff. These silly supersport south africans also analysed the game earlier very unfairly but they looked like fools after the game. Renard is the key to our sucess. He has the plan looking at the team he used today. We still have a lot of talent to showcase on the bench.

  7. @kci

    who burned mbola,his wife or in an accident?how serious are the burns and how did you know that they`ll take 3 years for him to surprised the boy just went quite after all that hype of seeing him photographed at airports going to attend trials at tottenham ,arsenal you name a tesam he was linked.not knowing that he was put on fire.wish him a quick recovery

  8. #9 dude it is a blog and not grade 7 grammar class. FIFA a slumped a three year suspension on Mbola for signing with two different clubs.

  9. If we lov gud results lets invest in club futbal and do away from accidental results,polish admin bwana kalu we know you can.Minister right on mines helping club futbal make it policy so that club support is an obligation gud results will just flow.Congratulations 4 the gud results keep it up.

  10. Mayuka is the hope for Zambia. Give him another two years the boy will be playing for a big club in Europe. And if Jacob was not injured, Zambia would have performed much better in this tounerment.


  12. Yesterday was the first time that I saw Mayuka in action. I could tell immediately that he’s talented. I wish him a very successful career. I hope he shines @ AFCON 2012!

  13. Small stature Kalaba and Mayuka really played their lungs OUT. They were a marvel to watch. Top Class. Chris Katongo also died a little for Mother Zambia. The rest of the Players also gave their all. Weldone. I pray that they did not burn themselves OUT. With that kind of performance, it will be worthy changing perception of some of us critics of Chipolopolo. The 1st half performance was excellent. But it’s one game. let us see the next one against Libya a team we failed to beat during qualifiers. Everyone now will be playing to stop Zambia. It’s another wake up call also for us to further up our game. Good result against SeneSenes.

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