Pearson Mwanza

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Pearson Mwanza
Personal information
Full name Pearson Mwanza
Date of birth 1 January 1968
Place of birth Kitwe, Zambia
Date of death 23 March 1997 (aged 29)
Place of death Kitwe, Zambia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1983–1985 Power Dynamos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1989 Power Dynamos
1989–1991 CSKA Pomir Dushanbe
1991–1992 Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab
National team
1986–1992 Zambia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pearson Mwanza (1 January 1968 – 23 March 1997) was a Zambia international football forward.


Born in Zambia, Mwanza began playing football for local side Power Dynamos' youth team when he was still a schoolboy at Chamboli Secondary School in Kitwe, where he excelled in soccer.[1] He made his debut for the main team as a teenager and would later move to USSR and Egypt to play for CSKA Pomir Dushanbe and Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab.

On returning to Zambia, Mwanza ventured to South Africa for a brief professional career before rejoning Dynamos though he did not stay long there and crossed the road to Nkana FC in 1995 where he found a home before briefly retiring from active soccer.[1]

National Team[edit]

Mwanza made several appearances for the Zambia national football team, often named in the starting line-up by coach Samuel 'Zoom' Ndhlovu, at the expense of Europe-based professionals. Mwanza held his own in such company and played at the 1990 and 1992 African Cup of Nations finals.[2] He also represented Zambia at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.


Mwanza died in Kitwe after illness.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Mwala, Melody "Pearson Mwanza is dead" Times of Zambia, 24 March 1997, p.16
  2. ^ Bobrowsky, Josef & Mazet, François (23 September 2002). "African Nations Cup 1992". RSSSF. 

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