By Mercy Chewe
Football officials, coaches, players and fans turned up in numbers to witness the burial of former Nkana and Zambia Under-20 goalkeeper Moses Mapulanga.
Mapulanga was buried at Kabobo Cemetery in Mazabuka on Sunday.
The 29-year old keeper died last Wednesday at Mazabuka General Hospital after an illness.
“Our son was truly a leader as shown by the presence of many people here,” family spokesperson Kingston Haakonkanyo said .
Technical chairman Joseph Khunga spoke on behalf of Nkana.
“We received the death of Moses with great grief. Moses a good player when he was with us. He contributed to the success of Nkana during his time with us. As a club we shall greatly miss you,” Khunga said.
Mapulanga played for Nakambala Leopards before joining Nkana in 2017.
He was part of the Keegan Mumba coached Zambia Under-20 squad that won the COSAFA Junior Championship in 2011.
Mapulanga won the FAZ Super Division title with Nkana in 2020.
He was part of the Zambia squad at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.