Basaula Lemba

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Personal information
Full name Basaula Lemba
Date of birth (1965-03-03) 3 March 1965 (age 53)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 Vita Club
1986–1987 Vitória Guimarães 7 (0)
1986–1988 O Elvas 29 (4)
1988–1990 Estrela Amadora 61 (4)
1990–1994 Vitória Guimarães 94 (7)
1995 Belenenses 17 (0)
1995–1996 Tirsense 5 (0)
1996–1997 Moreirense 17 (0)
1997–1999 Vasco Gama
1999–2000 União Montemor
National team
1988–1994 Zaire
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Basaula Lemba (born 3 March 1965) is a Congolese retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Almost his entire professional career was spent in Portugal, mainly with Vitória de Guimarães.

Club career[edit]

Born in Kinshasa, Zaire, Lemba arrived in Portugal at the age of 21, signing with Vitória S.C. from AS Vita Club but having absolutely no impact in his first season – seven matches. He spent the following three campaigns also in the Primeira Liga, representing O Elvas C.A.D. and C.F. Estrela da Amadora.

Basaula – called by his first name whilst in Portugal – re-joined Vitória in 1990, becoming an important midfield element at the Minho club and sharing teams with countryman N'Dinga Mbote during his spell. In January 1995 he left for another side in the country, C.F. Os Belenenses, switching to F.C. Tirsense shortly after. After one year in the second division with Moreirense F.C. he moved to the lower leagues, representing two teams in the fourth level until his retirement at the age of 35.

International career[edit]

Lemba played for Zaire at the 1992[1] and 1994 editions of the Africa Cup of Nations,[2] with both tournaments ending in quarter-final exits.


  1. ^ Bobrowsky, Josef & Mazet, François (23 September 2002). "African Nations Cup 1992". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
  2. ^ Courtney, Barrie (15 August 2005). "African Nations Cup 1994 – Final Tournament Details". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 4 June 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2010.

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