The best foreign players who played in Zimbabwe

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Charles Chilufya (Zambia) – Nicknamed “The Chief” as he ruled the middle of the pitch for his team Highlanders after arriving in 2000.

Chilufya was a daring player who was a marvel to see when Bosso were on the attack, and the slender performer also added some beautiful finishes to his excellent résumé during his legendary tenure at Bosso.

Webster Chikabala, Zambia – Chikabala, an ox as strong as an ox and a small midfielder, set the example at the now-defunct copper-mining team. Teams see triumph and defeat during their lifetime. To place bets in bookmaking companies, you should know the odds of a team or athlete. Thankfully, there are online bookmakers who can provide you with this information. Go ahead and register on Bet365 to start betting and winning!

When he took control, he would guide activities with both hands and shouting directions as the excited outfit prepared to launch an attack. He just loved his game and was a media favourite in press conferences because, like Jose Mourinho, Chikabala would have the entire house in stitches with his tingling allusions.

Andrew Shue (USA) — A bow-legged midfield Trojan horse for Bosso in the 1990s. Following his colorful Hollywood career in which he played Billy, one of the central protagonists in a high-grossing American tv drama Melrose Place,, he is unquestionably the best known player in our top league.

Shue, who was in town as part of a Zimbabwe-US cultural exchange trip, appeared on Highlanders during his show’s seasonal pauses.

As excellent as he was in front of the cameras in Hollywood, he shined like a star during his time at the Bulawayo club with some great displays highlighted by his precise marking and close ball control. Every weekend after a game at Barbourfields or away from the City of Kings and Queens, he was always ready to sign autographs.

Christian Epouopa-Ntouba (Cameroon) – During his one-season magical spell in 2018, he pleased Dynamos supporters with his eloquent finishes from inside and outside the box.

He left the club angrily after claiming that the Harare giants owed him a large sum in signing-on and bonuses and moved to Botswana.

A bull terrier for opposing defenses and difficult customers, particularly in one-on-one scenarios. The Glamour Boys admirers dubbed him “Nyakanyaka” since that’s exactly what he’d cause right away — complete mayhem! A quick-witted center forward who could escape challenges with ease before smashing or “passing” the ball into the net.

Mark Watson (Britain) – A mustachioed, pencil-slim, and slick forward who played for Bosso shortly after independence and opted to remain here after retiring in the late 1980s. A top-tier opportunist in the mold of a modern-day Jamie Vardy, Watson’s trademark was darting behind opposing defenders to create chances for passes and slamming home from any angle.

“Lord Soames” was named after the last British governor of a pre-independence Zimbabwe (Lord Arthur Soames). During his thrilling stint with the club, he was a fan favorite.

Ferdinard Mwachindalo (Zambia) – An tenacious midfielder who played for Masvingo United from the 1990s till the turn of the millennium and is the country’s longest-serving foreigner.

A tenacious workhorse who was difficult to shake off the ball after gaining possession and was the Yuna Yuna midfield’s pulse. Throughout the whole 90 minutes, he remained quiet and modest, letting his incursions into enemy territory do all of the talking. He didn’t score many goals from deep areas, but he liked to attempt his luck from corner kicks, where he would shoot from any loose balls.

Sandras Kumwenda (Zambia) – An explosive, high-powered marksman who cranked out scary finishes for Dynamos supporters to enjoy week in and week out during his time with the club in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Kumwenda was a smart forward who possessed some close shielding abilities and a sudden acceleration of speed as he bore down on goal before unleashing some stupendous executions. He was nicknamed “Chopper” because of his striking resemblance to the late local sungura music king, Simon Chimbetu, who had the original nickname.

Laughter Chilembe (Zambia) – Arguably the best foreign-born defender in history. Any huge opposition striker would scoff at Chilembe’s diminutive size at first look, but the former would swiftly realize his foolishness and re-adjust after one or two tough tackles from the former Zambian international.

Chilembe was exceptional, especially in the air, where he would outjump the opposition’s bigger and taller forwards. He was also a wise customer who would not just belt the ball away after a skirmish, but would instead build up assaults for his forwards with long and cunning launches.

Joseph Kamwendo (Malawi) – A fluid midfield gladiator at CAPS United who still retains the title of becoming the country’s Soccer Star of the Year upon his debut in 2005 and put up a thrilling performance for the pharmaceutical side.

An offensive operator who could through the opposing rearguard at will and score spectacular finishes. A skilled ball player who specialized in dead ball situations. His skills were quickly spotted by the scouts of elite Danish club FC Norrdsjaelland, who signed him from Zimbabwe barely 12 months after his incredible tenure with the Green Machine.

Derby Mankinka (Zambia) – Wieslaw Grabowski, a former Darryn T and Warriors coach who had fostered him while coaching Zambian junior squads, brought him to in 1991.

An offensive midfield who hypnotically threaded a pass through for his strikers while controlling the ball in mid-air with his entire body off the turf. Every rival fan who had the opportunity to observe this wizard will openly acknowledge that he or she was yanked up from their seats to applause a goal created or made by Mankinka against their side! That’s how unique and inventive this mercurial artist was.