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Rainford Kalaba

Rainford Kalaba
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-08-14) 14 August 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Kitwe, Zambia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
TP Mazembe
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Afrisports Kitwe United 26 (19)
2005-2006 Nice B 3 (0)
2006-2008 ZESCO United 29 (17)
2008-2010 Braga 0 (0)
2008-2009 -> Gil Vicente (loan) 22 (4)
2009 -> Leiria (loan) 3 (1)
2011- TP Mazembe
National team?
2005- Zambia 103 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2016 (UTC)
? National team caps and goals correct as of 13:22, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

Rainford Kalaba (born 14 August 1986) is a Zambian professional footballer who plays for TP Mazembe.

Career

Kalaba was born in Kitwe.

He signed a five-year contract with Primeira Liga side Braga in April 2008.[1]

In October 2013, due to a disagreement between their club TP Mazembe and the Zambian Football Association over international call-ups, Kalaba and two other players (Nathan Sinkala and Stoppila Sunzu) were the subject of a Zambian arrest warrant.[2] All three players later had their passports confiscated by Zambian immigration authorities,[3] before being pardoned by the Zambian government.[4]

He made his 100th international appearance against Mozambique national football team in June 2017[5] but was substituted in a 1-0 defeat and was in the opinion of national team manager Wedson Nyirenda too hasty to return to the dressing room rather than watch his teammates and needed to be disciplined.[6] He was not chosen in the squads for the 2018 World Cup qualifying matches against Algeria national football team and Nigeria national football team in autumn 2017.[7]

International goals

Scores and results list Zambia's goal tally first.[8][9]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 June 2005 Independence Stadium, Lusaka, Zambia  Swaziland 3-0 3-0 2005 COSAFA Cup
2. 22 July 2006 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia  Malawi 2-1 3-1 2006 COSAFA Cup
3. 26 November 2006 Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Burundi 1-3 2-3 2006 CECAFA Cup
4. 2 December 2006 Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Zanzibar 4-0 4-0 2006 CECAFA Cup
5. 9 June 2007 Jamhuri Stadium, Morogoro, Tanzania  Tanzania 1-1 1-1 Friendly
6. 6 June 2009 Konkola Stadium, Chililabombwe, Zambia  Rwanda 1-0 1-0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying
7. 9 January 2010 Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa  South Korea 2-0 4-2 Friendly
8. 21 January 2010 Estádio Nacional de Ombaka, Benguela, Angola  Gabon 1-0 2-1 2010 Africa Cup of Nations
9. 5 September 2010 Konkola Stadium, Chililabombwe, Zambia  Comoros 1-0 4-0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying
10. 18 September 2010 Ali Mohsen Al-Muraisi Stadium, Sana'a, Yemen  Yemen 1-0 1-0 Friendly
11. 21 January 2012 Estadio de Bata, Bata, Equatorial Guinea  Senegal 2-0 2-1 2012 Africa Cup of Nations
12. 15 October 2014 Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola, Zambia  Niger 1-0 3-0 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying
13. 29 March 2015 National Heroes Stadium, Lusaka, Zambia  Rwanda 1-0 2-0 Friendly
14. 8 September 2015 National Heroes Stadium, Lusaka, Zambia  Gabon 1-0 1-1 Friendly
15. 4 September 2016 Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola, Zambia  Kenya 1-0 1-1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying

Honours

ZESCO United

TP Mazembe

Zambia

See also

References

  1. ^ Gondwe, Kennedy (16 April 2008). "Kalaba delighted with Braga move". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2008.
  2. ^ Ian Hughes (15 October 2013). "Zambia internationals: Arrest warrants issued for trio". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ Kennedy Gondwe and Ian Hughes (19 October 2013). "Zambia confiscate Kalaba, Sinkala and Sunzu's passports". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ Kennedy Gondwe (22 October 2013). "Kalaba, Sunzu & Sinkala pardoned by Zambian government". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Rainford Kalaba - Century of International Appearances". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "The Master's departure: End of an era - Zambia Daily Mail". www.daily-mail.co.zm. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Kalaba, Sinkala, snubbed again as Zambia readies for Nigeria showdown - BusinessGhana News | Sports". www.businessghana.com. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Kalaba, Rainford". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Rainford Kalaba - Century of International Appearances". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 2018.

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