Ex-Roan United and Green Buffaloes striker Justin “Kalulu” Sakala has died at the age of 43.
Sakala’s younger brother Chundu Sakala announced that the once fleet-footed centre-forward died on Thursday morning at Roan General Hospital in Luanshya after a short illness.
“Justin Sakala died around 02h00 at Roan General Hospital.He was taken to the hospital on Monday,” Chundu said.
Sakala is said to have scored 96 goals in his career.
He launched his career at Prison Leopards in Kabwe in the early 1990s before joining Kabwe Warriors.
He later played for Power Dynamos and Green Buffaloes.
Sakala also featured for the national team under coach Burhard Ziese between 1997 and 1999.
At national team level, Sakala played alonside Davies Phiri,Perry Mutapa, Allan Kamwanga, Hector Chilombo and Jone Mwewa among others.
At club level, Kalulu mingled with players such as John Lungu, Paul Mulenga, Hilary Makasa and Kaunda Simonda.
Sakala is survived by a wife and four children.