Moses Bambo Razorman Chunga is one of the most celebrated footballers of yesteryear. He is known for his outstanding exploits in the local Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League and also in the Zimbabwe National Soccer Team. Not only is Chunga popular in the local footballing circles, he is also a legend in Belgium where he played for Eendracht Aalst. He is currently coaching Harare City Football Club.

Moses Chunga
Moses Chunga, Zimbabwean Soccer Coaches
Moses Chunga
Born October 17, 1965
Lytton
Residence Zimbabwe
Other names Bambo
Occupation
  • Football Coach
  • Sportsperson
Employer Harare City Football Club
Known for Being a Football Personality
Notable work Played for Dynamos Football Club and the Zimbabwe National Soccer Team

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Backround

Chunga was born on October 17, 1965 in Lytton to a family of Malawian origin. He was raised from a footballing family in which his elder brother Kembo Chunga was also a Dynamos Football Club regular.[1] Chunga had the option of playing for the Malawi national team but just like Benjani Mwaruwari he chose to play for Zimbabwe.

Professional career

Chunga kicked off his football career with a stint with Dynamos football Club. He was said to be a dribbling wizard who could crack open any defence, his dribbling skills would eventually earn him the name "Razorman". Chunga was also a dead ball specialist such that at one point he scored a goal directly from a corner kick.[1] He is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players to ever emerge from Zimbabwe and had been ranked with other greats such as Peter Ndlovu, George Shaya and David Mandigora. After spending five seasons[2] with Dynamos, Chunga completed a transfer to Belgian side Eendracht Aalst where he also became very popular for his skills on the ball. Even after having spent twenty years without going back to Eendracht Aalst after his five-year stint with the club, Moses Chunga got a heroes welcome and a standing ovation from the Clubs fans and management.[3]

Coaching career

In almost similar fashion to his footballing career, Moses Chunga has also had some successes as a coach in the Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League. He coached several teams like Chiredzi Football Club, a team that he coached since it was in division one and ensured its promotion into the top flight league. He also had a stint with CAPS United Football Club and played a pivotal role when Caps survived relegation on the last day of the Premier Soccer League. Arguably, the pinnacle of Moses Chunga's coaching career was when he lifted the Premier Soccer League with Gunners Football Club, a team he had helped in establishing. On 31 May 2016, Chunga replaced Taurai Mngwiro as Harare City coach.[4]

Achievements

The other Side

Although Chunga was undoubtedly a great player, he was widely considered as a very stubborn character which may probably explain why he was usually not called up for the national team. It also also alleged that Chunga used to refuse playing for the national team because he felt he was being underpaid for playing for the Zimbabwe national team.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 MOSES CHUNGA RAZORMAN 100 GREATEST ZIMBABWEANS, Retrieved: July 17, 2014
  2. Moses Chunga,Football Database Retrieved: July 17, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Robson Sharuko, The day Moses Chunga cried in Belgium, Nehanda Radio, Published: December 16, 2014, Retrieved: July 17, 2014
  4. , Henry Mhara, Chunga replaces Mangwiro, NewsDay, retrieved 31 May 2016
  5. Moses Chunga rejoins Gunners, Bulawayo News24, Published: August 31, 2012, Retrieved: July 17, 2014