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Kilambe humbled to be a Cosafa Cup legend


Former Chipolopolo striker Rotson Kilambe is delighted to be recognised as a COSAFA Cup legend as the competition marks the 20th anniversary this year.

Kilambe is one of the eight former regional stars COSAFA have invited for this year’s championship to be staged in South Africa’s North West province from June 25-July 9.

The rest are famous Mozambique legend Tico Tico, ex- Bafana Bafana keeper Brian Baloyi, Dipsy Selolwane from Botswana, retired Zimbabwe midfielder Tinashe Nengomasha, Swaziland’s Siza Dlamini, former Lesotho defender Lehlohonolo Seema and Namibia’s Johannes ‘Congo’ Hindjou.

“I am humbled to be recognised by COSAFA as a legend. I am glad to be invited for this year’s tournament to go and speak to upcoming players,” Kilambe said in Kitwe.

The former Zanaco and Power Dynamos star is famous for scoring a lone goal when Zambia beat Zimbabwe in the final to win the 1998 COSAFA Cup in Harare.

Kilambe won Man of the Match in his debut in the COSAFA Castle Cup in a 1-0 win over Malawi in 1998 and also bagged a brace and another Man of the Match prize in 2002 in victory over Mozambique.


  1. i celebrate and salute you living legend,i was 13 in 98 and remember vividly your greatness,so many great memories the cosafa was like a trophy forged for zambia when we won it back to back,faz should learn from cosafa and honour our great players when they are still alive

  2. All the legends named in the story played in the the South African PSL at some point. I wonder the criteria used for selecting the legends. All the same, congratulations ba Rotson, you were good.

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