Sunday, July 21, 2024

Roan United Pay Tribute to Late Legend Ginger Pensulo


Roan United are mourning Stylish and Zambia great Ginger Pensulo who has died at the age of 86.

Former striker Pensulo died on Sunday at his home in Mikomfwa, Luanshya.

His nephew Steven Kanta said Pensulo died from old age related illness.

He was part of the Roan team that won the inaugural National Football League title in 1962.

Pensulo, who played for the National Team between 1996 and 1968, was the first Zambian to attend trials at an English club when he was invited by Leeds United in 1963.

Roan have paid tribute to legendary Pensulo.

“We are in shock as Roan United Football Club and the whole community because he was part of us and a very important figure in the history of our club,” said Roan Secretary Geoffrey Ngulube.

“As much as we wish to be sad of his passing, his life is worth celebrating because it brings so much beautiful memories of football to Luanshya. Stylish will miss him for being the architect of smooth flowing Football which earned us a Brand ‘Stylish’.” said Ngulube.

He coached Roan United, Luanshya United, ZEMEFA and Luanshya Mine Police.

Pensulo has left behind six children and several grandchildren.

Funeral gathering is in Mikofwa Township and burial is tentatively set for Wednesday.


  1. I remember this man for organizing Komboni football in Roan Township in the late sixtes and early seventes;I was playing for LANTANA UNITED in BB section 2,MHSRIP.

  2. Late Ginger Pensulo played for the national team between 1964 and 1968. One wonders where the journalist got 1996 from. Even the not-so-reliable Wikipedia seems accurate than our very own Zambian journalists.

  3. Come on LT you want to change all norms in society. Ati “between 1996 and 1968,” why?
    Why not the normal “between 1968 and 1996”?

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