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Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Mamale dead

Kukizi 06/28/2020

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Yesterday the football family in Africa received with sadness the news of the passing on of the former Kaizer Chiefs and the Democratic Republic of Congo striker Emeka Mamale, who was 42 at the time of his death.

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According to the report by Kickoff, when Emeka Mamale arrived in South Africa in 1996 with QwaQwa Stars , he emerged as one of the brightest talents in Africa.This saw him joining and enjoying a stint with Kaizer Chiefs that earned him a move to Belgium, where he would join the side Lokeren.

He was a dominant and robust striker in his playing days and he will be forever remembered for representing the DRC at two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.Its there that he helped them secure a third-place finish in the 1998 edition in Burkina Faso.

However , according to kickoff, Mamale was living in his homeland at the time of his untimely departure as he passed away .The sudden unknown illness that led to his death was not revealed by the Congolese Football Federation .

The boss of the Congolese football described the deatb as being a painful experience , and offered his most sad condolences to the family of the deceased as well as to all the big family of Congo.

However, the late DRC legend was part of the FECOFA retraining and social reintegration of all former international footballers and was set to earn his coaching badges to kick off a career within the national team and development structures.

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Mamale who was ranked as one of KickOff.com's greatest-ever foreign Premier Soccer League strikers also enjoyed played for TP Mazembe, DC Motema Pembe, Primero de Agosto, Pohang Steelers and Silver Stars, a nomadic club career that ended in 2011.

Burial arrangements are yet to be confirmed and communicated for the former Kaizer Chiefs striker.

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