Rainford Kalaba

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Rainford Kalaba
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-08-14) 14 August 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Kitwe, Zambia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
TP Mazembe
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Afrisports Kitwe United 26 (19)
2005–2006 OGC Nice B 3 (0)
2006–2008 ZESCO United 29 (17)
2008–2010 Sporting Braga 0 (0)
2008–2009 Gil Vicente (loan) 22 (4)
2009 U.D. Leiria (loan) 3 (1)
2011– TP Mazembe 3 (1)
National team
2005– Zambia 52 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:56, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

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

Career[edit]

Kalaba signed a five-year contract with Sporting 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gondwe, Kennedy (2008-04-16). "Kalaba delighted with Braga move". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  2. ^ Ian Hughes (15 October 2013). "Zambia internationals: Arrest warrants issued for trio". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Kennedy Gondwe and Ian Hughes (19 October 2013). "Zambia confiscate Kalaba, Sinkala and Sunzu's passports". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Kennedy Gondwe (22 October 2013). "Kalaba, Sunzu & Sinkala pardoned by Zambian government". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 

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