Albert Kanta Kambala

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Kanta Kambala
Personal information
Full name Albert Kanta Kambala
Date of birth (1958-05-25)25 May 1958
Place of birth Élisabethville, Belgian Congo
Date of death 10 July 2008(2008-07-10) (aged 50)
Place of death Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1981 TP Mazembe
1981–1983 Rodos 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Albert Kanta Kambala (25 May 1958[1] – 10 July 2008)[2] was a Zaire international footballer, who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Élisabethville (now Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo) Kanta Kambala began his career with TP Mazembe. He moved to play in the Greek first division at the age of 23, signing with Rodos F.C. for two seasons.[3] He would finish his playing career in Belgium and receive his UEFA Pro License from the school in Heysel.

Managerial career[edit]

He managed several football clubs in Democratic Republic of the Congo, including Daring Club Motema Pembe, AS Vita Club, AS Dragons, SC Cilu, AS Kabasha, OC Bukavu Dawa and FC Makila Mabe.[4]


Kanta Kambala died at a hospital in Kikwit at age 50.[2]


  1. ^ "Biographie du fée Albert KANTA KAMBALA" (in French). AMICALE SPORTIVE DES FOOTBALLEURS CONGOLAIS. 19 July 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Katumba, Aimé (11 July 2008). "L'entraîneur Albert Kanta Kambala n'est plus" (in French). Le Potentiel. 
  3. ^ Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (11 May 2005). "Foreign Players in Greece since 1959/60". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 10 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Le foot congolais en deuil : Albert Kanta Kambala, entraîneur du FC Makila de Kikwit n'est plus" (in French). Radio Okapi. 11 July 2008. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011.