Thursday, June 13, 2024

Mwape Miti:I Could Have Scored More Goals at Odense

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Ex-Chipolopolo star Mwape Miti says he would have scored more goals for Danish club OB Odense had injury not forced him to retire in 2006.

Former striker Miti scored 109 goals for Odense in 246 appearances.

He joined Odense from Power Dynamos in 1997 less than two seasons after leaving his boyhood club Mulungushi Chiefs.

In an interview at his home in Riverside, Kitwe, Miti recalled that he was at the peak of his career when injury forced him to hang his boots at the age of 33.

“A knee injury made me stop playing football. The club later arranged a testimonial match in 2006,” Miti said.

“Look at the games I played and the goals I scored. Definitely I would have scored more than 109 goals,” he said.

Miti emerged Danish League joint top scorer in the 2003/04 season with 19 goals.

“But I don’t regret that I retired because of injury. I just thank God, am sure it was the only way for me to retire. I have no regrets,” he said with a smile.

The 1996 and 2000 Africa Cup star has 33 caps for Zambia.

Miti is now contemplating taking up coaching.

“I am just a house husband, my wife Ireen is looking after me. I know people have been asking about me. I will start coaching soon. I can’t just live like this without sharing my knowledge and experience in football,” he said.

Miti was named in the Odense all time best 11 when the club celebrated the 125 anniversary in 2012.

Odense invited Miti to Denmark for the ceremony.

4 COMMENTS

  1. 33 appearances for Zambia, and goals? Get some coaching certificates along the way, and I am sure you will make it. Good luck, MM!!

  2. ba Jagger good to see that you are back home and doing well. I totally agree with you even pa Zed you could have scored more goals if it weren’t for the unfortunate knee injury. I also remember that you played in a good Power Dynamos team with Kellys ‘paymaster’ Mwaba, Sunday ‘Nyusu nusu’ Kalunga, Melvin ‘vinko’ Mwila, Gibson ‘Gullit’ Shikirwa to name but a few.

    As for your coaching credentials, I suggest you go abroad to Denmark and get certified at the top level then back to Zambia to use that knowledge, for
    example the UEFA B License, UEFA A then UEFA pro License to join the like so the Lampards, and the Guardiolas of this world. Aim for that Jagger and am sure your former team at F.C. Odense will support your cause. GOOD LUCK bro….. Inzaghi

  3. This guy was fantastic. He was in the class of Kelvin Mutale, Kalusha, johnson Bwalya charlie musonda ucar Chitalu and Alex Chola. He commanded the game in the manner of George Weah. Zambia was dissapointed with his injuries.

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