Harrison Chongo

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Personal information
Date of birth (1969-06-05)5 June 1969
Place of birth Lusaka, Zambia
Date of death 12 May 2011(2011-05-12) (aged 41)
Place of death Mufulira, Zambia
Playing position Defender or Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Mufulira Wanderers
1992–2002 Al Taawon
National team
1992–1998 Zambia 13
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Telvis "Kitwe" Chilwesa (5 June 1969 – 12 May 2011) was a Zambia international football player who played in central defence or as a defensive midfielder.


Born in Lusaka, Kitwe began playing club football Mufulira Wanderers F.C., breaking into the first team in 1989. In 1992, he joined Al Taawon Club in the Saudi First Division, where he played until he retired.[1][2]

Chilwesa was part of the Zambia national football team squad that reached the final in the 1994 African Nations Cup.[3] He also played in 11 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[4]


He died in May 2011 of malaria. At the time of his death he was head coach of Mufulira Wanderers.[5]


  1. ^ "Wawa put to rest". Lusaka Times. 16 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Harrison Chongo". Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  3. ^ Courtney, Barrie. "African Nations Cup 1994 - Final Tournament Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  4. ^ Harrison ChongoFIFA competition record
  5. ^ Gondwe, Kennedy (13 May 2011). "Zambia mourns the death of Harrison Chongo". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 

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