Fwayo Tembo

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Fwayo Tembo
Personal information
Full name Fwayo Tembo
Date of birth (1989-05-02) 2 May 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Lusaka, Zambia
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right Wing
Right Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Power Dynamos
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 National Assembly
2008–2010 Étoile Sahel 19 (8)
2010–2012 FC Basel 30 (2)
2012 Étoile Sahel (loan) 5 (0)
2012–2015 Astra Giurgiu 45 (7)
2015– Power Dynamos
2016 Hapoel Ra'anana (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2007 Zambia U20
2008– Zambia[1] 25 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 May 2017

Fwayo Tembo (born 2 May 1989 in Lusaka) is a Zambian professional footballer who is currently playing for Israeli Premier League side Hapoel Ra'anana.

Football career[edit]


On 29 May 2010, Tembo joined FC Basel for a reported fee of €1.2 million.[2] He made his debut on 20 July 2010 in the 3:2 home win against FC Zürich.[3] He scored his first goal for the club on 14 August during the 1:4 home defeat against FC Luzern.[4] He scored another goal from the penalty spot on 10 April 2011 in the away draw against BSC Young Boys in the Stade de Suisse.[5] At the end of the 2009–10 season the Zambian won the Swiss Super League.

Racist incident[edit]

Fwayo Tembo left FC Basel after he accused club coach Thorsten Fink of making racist remarks towards him during a training session. Fink is reported to have told a collaborator to "get the monkey down from the tree."[6]

Astra Giurgiu[edit]

In the summer of 2012, he signed a contract with the Romanian side Astra Giurgiu.[7]

Power Dynamos[edit]

He joined Power Dynamos on a 2-year deal on Monday 4 April 2016 and made his debut on Saturday 9 April coming on off the bench at Arthur Davies Stadium in the second half for teammate Luka Lungu in a match Power went on to win 1-0. He is currently playing for Lusaka Dynamos after leaving Power Dynamos during the mid season transfer window.

International career[edit]

Tembo played for the national team in the 2007 African Youth Championship. He was the topscorer of the competition with 5 goals.[8]

He played for the Zambia national under-20 football team during the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup[9] in Canada, scoring a goal from the penalty spot in the game against Jordan national under-20 football team on 1 July 2007.[10]

Fwayo Tembo played for the Zambia national football team at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Zambia's goal tally first.[11]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 September 2010 Konkola Stadium, Chililabombwe, Zambia  Comoros 2–0 4–0 Friendly




  1. ^ "Fwayo Tembo". National Football Teams. 
  2. ^ The Post Newspapers Zambia – Angry Fwayo declines interview
  3. ^ Meister, Remo (2010). "Match Report: FCB – FCZ" (in German). FCB homepage. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Meister, Remo (2010). "Match Report: FCB – FC Luzern" (in German). FCB homepage. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Meister, Remo (2011). "Spektakel und ein 3:3 im Wankdorf". FCB homepage. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Fotbalistul dorit de Becali a regresat în carieră după ce a fost victima rasismului: "Jos cu maimuţa din copac!"". gsp.ro (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Astra, what a business!". ProSport. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "African U-20 Championship 2007". rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Fwayo TemboFIFA competition record
  10. ^ Fifa (2007). "Match Report: Jordan -Zambia". Fifa. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  11. ^ "Monteiro, Dário". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2 May 2017.