Edward Sadomba is a Zimbabwean footballer. He is the first Zimbabwean to play in the Sudanese topflight league.

Edward Sadomba
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Born Edward Takarinda Sadomba
August 31, 1983
  • Footballer
Employer Free Agent
Known for Being a footballer.
Notable work Golden Boot in both the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup
Spouse(s) Sherlynn



Sadomba was born on 31 August, 1983.[1] He is married to Sherlynn ,who studied for an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Zimbabwe in 2008. In 2013 his wife was studying towards a law degree from the same institution. The two have were blessed with two sons.[2]


Sadomba broke new ground by becoming the first Zimbabwe international football player to feature in the highly competitive and lucrative Sudanese topflight league after signing for Al-Hilal in Khartoum in 2009. He was signed for €350 000 ($395 128) from Bidvest Wits, even before he kicked a single ball for the South African side. While at Al-Hilal he scored 98 times in 90 games since 2009. That time he was also awarded the Golden Boot in both the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup.

After three successful years at Al-Hilal, Sadomba briefly joined United Arab Emirates Pro League side Ittihad Kalba on a highly-lucrative loan deal at the start of the 2013 season before moving to Libya to join Al Ahly Benghazi and later Ahly Tripoli. The move from Al Ahly Benghazi to Ahly Tripoli was reportedly worth over $1 million and saw Sadomba earning around $40 000 a month during his two-year stay at the club.

Sadomba who at one time played in South Africa for lower division side Tembisa Classic, was tutored by Regis Dzenga’s Agatha Sheneti Academy at Mt Pleasant High School, graduating into the senior ranks with Dzenga’s now defunct Harare United. However, it was while at Dynamos that he made a name for himself after helping the Harare giants reach the semifinals of the Caf Champions League competition in 2008. He then signed for Bidvest Wits in 2009 but due to foreign quota issues at the club, he never played and was immediately sent on loan to Sudanese giants Al-Hilal via Liga Muculmana of Mozambique.[3]

Sadomba rejoined Sudanese club Al-Hilal in May 2016 almost three years after leaving the club in 2013. He was however released barely 6 months in his contract. Reports from several Sudanese Media outlets said the player was let go as the coach deemed him excess baggage.[4]

Suing Al Ahli Tripoli

In July 2017, Sadomba successfully sued Al Ahli Tripoli at the Court of Arbitration for Sport which directed the Libyan club to pay him $450 000.

Sadomba had entered into a deal worth nearly $600 000 with Al Ahli which included his signing-on fees, bonuses, salaries and allowances. But the two parties later agreed on a termination of the contract as the club had been rendered inactive on their domestic front due to civil unrest in Libya. It was during that meeting for the mutual termination of the contract where it was agreed that Al Ahli would pay Sadomba $450 000.

Faced with the challenge of non-payment by the Libyans, Sadomba turned to the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ) for assistance with the union’s president Desmond Maringa arranging legal representation for the player both on the domestic front while Kudakwashe Chisekereni of Zvinavakobvu Law Chambers gave aid working in conjunction with one of FifPpro’s legal counsels Roy Vermeer. Sadomba had initially come unstuck when FIFA’s DRC dismissed his case, but with the help of FUZ leader Maringwa and Chisekereni, the player appealed to Court of Arbitration for Sport.[5]

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  1. Edward Sadomba, transfermarkt, published: No Date Given, retrieved: July 15, 2017
  2. Diary of a footballer’s wife, Herald, published: May 10, 2013, retrieved: July 15, 2017
  3. Sadomba makes Al-Hilal return, Standard, published: May 16, 2016, retrieved: July 15, 2017
  4. Al Hilal release Zimbabwean striker Edward Sadomba, Soccer24, published: November 3, 2016, retrieved: July 15, 2017
  5. Petros Kausiyo,Sadomba hits back, Herald, published: July 15, 2017, retrieved: July 15, 2017