Rainford Kalaba

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Rainford Kalaba
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-08-14) 14 August 1986 (age 33)
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 Nice B 3 (0)
2006–2008 ZESCO United 29 (17)
2008–2010 Braga 0 (0)
2008–2009Gil Vicente (loan) 22 (4)
2009Leiria (loan) 3 (1)
2011– TP Mazembe 148 (54)
National team
2005– Zambia 100 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2016 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:35, 10 June 2017 (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 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]

He made his 100th international appearance against Mozambique national football team in June 2017[5] but was substituted in a 1-0 defeat and was in the opinion of national team manager Wedson Nyirenda too hasty to return to the dressing room rather than watch his teammates and needed to be disciplined.[6] He was not chosen in the squads for the 2018 World Cup qualifying matches against Algeria national football team and Nigeria national football team in autumn 2017.[7]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Zambia's goal tally first.[8][9]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 June 2005 Independence Stadium, Lusaka, Zambia  Swaziland 3–0 3–0 2005 COSAFA Cup
2. 22 July 2006 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia  Malawi 2–1 3–1 2006 COSAFA Cup
3. 26 November 2006 Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Burundi 1–3 2–3 2006 CECAFA Cup
4. 2 December 2006 Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Zanzibar 4–0 4–0 2006 CECAFA Cup
5. 9 June 2007 Jamhuri Stadium, Morogoro, Tanzania  Tanzania 1–1 1–1 Friendly
6. 6 June 2009 Konkola Stadium, Chililabombwe, Zambia  Rwanda 1–0 1–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying
7. 9 January 2010 Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa  South Korea 2–0 4–2 Friendly
8. 21 January 2010 Estádio Nacional de Ombaka, Benguela, Angola  Gabon 1–0 2–1 2010 Africa Cup of Nations
9. 5 September 2010 Konkola Stadium, Chililabombwe, Zambia  Comoros 1–0 4–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying
10. 18 September 2010 Ali Mohsen Al-Muraisi Stadium, Sana'a, Yemen  Yemen 1–0 1–0 Friendly
11. 21 January 2012 Estadio de Bata, Bata, Equatorial Guinea  Senegal 2–0 2–1 2012 Africa Cup of Nations
12. 15 October 2014 Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola, Zambia  Niger 1–0 3–0 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying
13. 29 March 2015 National Heroes Stadium, Lusaka, Zambia  Rwanda 1–0 2–0 Friendly
14. 8 September 2015 National Heroes Stadium, Lusaka, Zambia  Gabon 1–0 1–1 Friendly
15. 4 September 2016 Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola, Zambia  Kenya 1–0 1–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying

Achievements[edit]

2007
2006
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015-16
2015
2011, 2016
2016

Country[edit]

Zambia

See also[edit]

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.
  5. ^ "Rainford Kalaba - Century of International Appearances". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  6. ^ "The Master's departure: End of an era – Zambia Daily Mail". www.daily-mail.co.zm. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  7. ^ "Kalaba, Sinkala, snubbed again as Zambia readies for Nigeria showdown - BusinessGhana News | Sports". www.businessghana.com. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  8. ^ "Kalaba, Rainford". National Football Teams. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Rainford Kalaba - Century of International Appearances". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 2018-03-28.

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