- Chaswe Nsofwa
Chaswe Nsofwa Personal information Date of birth 22 October 1978 Place of birth Zambia Date of death 29 August 2007(aged 28) Place of death Beersheba, Israel Playing position Striker Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 1999–2002 Zanaco ? (?) 2003 Krylia Sovetov 2 (0) 2004 Zanaco ? (?) 2005 Green Buffaloes ? (?) 2005–2006 Melaka TMFC ? (?) 2006–2007 Ironi Kiryat Shmona ? (?) 2007 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1 (2) National team 2000–2006 Zambia 33 (9) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Arrival in Israel
During a trial in August 2007, Nsofwa scored two goals in two Toto Cup matches, prompting a signature. He was signed by Hapoel Be'er Sheva of the Israeli Liga Leumit (National League) though too late for the Israel Football Association to allow him to play in the club's first league match. After missing the first league round, he played his first match on 25 August 2007 against Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan. His first start was a successful one as he scored two goals and received much praise from the local supporters.
National team career
On 29 August 2007, he died from a sudden heart failure during a training match against Maccabi Beersheba at Vasermil Stadium. 40 minutes later, he was brought to Soroka Medical Center where he was declared DOA.
He was buried on Thursday 6 September in his home country of Zambia at Lusaka's Old Leopards Hill cemetery. His funeral was attended by former president Frederick Chiluba as well as several members of the Zambian national squad. As a mark of respect to him Hapoel Beersheba have retired the number six shirt in his honour.
- ^ Assayeg, Ophira (2007-08-29). "טרגדיה: שחקן הפועל ב"ש התמוטט ונפטר" (in Hebrew). One.co.il. http://www.one.co.il/Cat/Articles/Article.aspx?categoryId=1&tableId=2&teamId=0&id=98003&bz=76. Retrieved 2007-08-30.
Zambia squad – 2002 Africa Cup of Nations
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