Ex-KK Eleven and 1974 legend Kaiser Kalambo has died at the age of 60.
Kalambo’s son Luka confirmed that his father died at Lusaka’s University Teaching Hospital on Tuesday morning after suffering from prostate cancer.
“He died around 10h00 at UTH in Lusaka this morning. He had prostate cancer and was operated on three weeks ago but he could not pull through,” Luka said.
Kalambo was born on 6th June 1953 and begun his career at Roan United in 1970 as a midfielder before switching to Ndola United three years later.
The former Zambia midfielder was a member of the legendary first ever team to qualify to the Africa Cup in 1974 where they trail-blazed their way to an epic final replay against Zaire where he played with Dickson Makwaza and Ackim Musenge, Simon Kaushi, Fred Mwila, Jani Simulambo including other stars who have since past on Bernard Chanda,Willy Phiri, Obi Kapita, Edwin Mbaso, Emmanuel Mwape and Brighton Sinyangwe.
He retired at Ndola Lime in 1986 before going into coaching.
On the local front, he coached Ndola Lime, Vitaform United, Konkola Blades and National Assembly (2011).
Kalambo also coached Botswana’s Township Rollers, Blue Diamonds and Meat Commission.