Under 23 Coach Fighton Simukonda dies

Zambia national under 23 team and Nchanga Rangers coach Fighton Simukonda has died. He died at Konkola Mine Hospital today (Monday), February 15 aged 58.
Simukonda was born in Chingola on February 15 in 1958 and started his football career in 1976 as a defender.
From 1976 to 1978 Simukonda played for Mimbula Diggers FC before he moved to KB Davies FC where he played up to 1980.
From 1980 to 1982 he played for Vita foam United FC before moving to the then Nkana Red Devils FC in 1982 up to 1989.
In 1989 he moved to South Africa where he linked up with Jomo Cosmos up to 1991.
He proceeded to play for Blackpool F.C. (South Africa) from 1991 to 1992 and winded his South African stint with Dangerous Darkies in 1992.
National team Career
1983–1988 Zambia 36 (1)
COACHING CAREER
1992–1993 Dangerous Darkies
1994–1999 Roan United
1998 Zambia
1999–2004 Konkola Blades
2004–2007 Zanaco FC
2007–2008 City of Lusaka FC
2008–2009 Lusaka Dynamos FC
2009–2011 ZESCO United
2011–2012 Nakambala Leopards
2012– 2016 Nchanga Rangers
CLUB HONOURS
Zambian League Title: 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 and 1988
Zambian Charity Shield: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989
Independence Cup: 1981 and 1986
Heinrich Cup/Chibuku Cup/Heroes & Unity Cup: 1983
Champion of Champions: 1986
COACHING HONOURS
Super League: 2005, 2006 and 2010
Mosi Cup: 1994, 1996
BP Top 8: 1995, 2008
Coca Cola Cup: 2004
Barclays Cup: 2004, 2010
Charity Shield: 2006, 2011
COSAFA Cup: 1998
INDIVIDUAL HONOURS
Zambian Coach of the Year: 2005, 2009 and 2010

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