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Zoom’s widow honoured to have attended Charity Shield final


The widow of the Zambian football legend Samuel “Zoom” Ndhlovu is excited to have been invited for the Charity Shield final played in Kitwe on Saturday.

This was the first time a member of Zoom family was officially invited by FAZ for the competition which was renamed Samuel Ndhlovu in 2001.

Esther Ndhlovu, 78, was in the stands at Arthur Davies Stadium when Nkana beat Zesco 5-4 on penalties to retain the shield following a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

Esther Ndhlovu, 78, widow of the Zambian football legend Samuel “Zoom” Ndhlovu
Esther Ndhlovu, 78, widow of the Zambian football legend Samuel “Zoom” Ndhlovu

“It is very important that they invited me for this match. I am thankful as this is the first time I am being invited for this,” she said.

She told Radio Icengelo Sports that Zoom loved football.

“Football was part of his life; it is like he couldn’t do without football. And he was an all-round sportsman, “Ndhlovu said.

Zoom was named Zambian Sportsman of the Year in 1964 and also served the national team as captain and coach.

The Mufulira Wanderers legend also coached Zambia at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.

He died in 2001 in Mufulira.


  1. Honestly speaking, there’s no Kalu or Wanderers without this man. He served his country with dignity and respect. RIP boss

  2. #1 Plonky, iwe, is that what Mrs Zoom Ndhlovu told you? She probably would refuse to even greet you once she learns that you are a In their days they only knew One Zambia One Nation but now trib.als have stained the country.

    • What is wrong with wig when old white women put on make and all the surgeries.You even call the milf.Be civilized this is 21st century

  3. Thank FAZ for the gesture. I watched Zoom Ndhlovu do his step over dribble (similar to Cristiano Ronaldo’s) to get past a Kabwe United player many years ago in Kabwe. Unforgettable experience.

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