Kalusha mourns Simukonda

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) President, Kalusha Bwalya has learnt of the death of Zambia Under Twenty Three national Soccer team and Nchanga Rangers coach, Fighton Simukonda with a deep sense of sadness and shock.
Simukonda, a member of the illustrious KK Eleven and Nkana football club in the eighties, died this morning after an illness at Konkola Mine Hospital.
Kalusha has described Simukonda as an honest man who had love for budding talent.
“Big Fighton Simukonda was my team mate in the KK eleven. He was as honest as they come, disciplined, sincere and dedicated to football. A humble man as a player and coach who always wanted the best for his team. He gave a lot of chances to especially young players because it was his nature to be patient. Big Figh is a big loss to Zambian football . May his soul rest in eternal peace” Kalusha mourned this morning.
“Big Figh” as was fondly called by many, had an illustrious career both as player and coach. He had a good defensive acumen as a player and was tactically astute as a coach.
“The late Simukonda’s name is engraved in the Zambian footballing Hall of Fame, starting from Mimbula FC, to a trophy ridden spell at Nkana to his time at Jomo Cosmos in South Africa. His was a legendary life personified by raw passion and dedication. On behalf of the Executive, Secretariat and indeed on my behalf I pass my condolences to the bereaved family”. The FAZ boss concluded.
Simukonda was 58.

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