Chaswe Nsofwa

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Chaswe Nsofwa
Personal information
Full name Chaswe Nsofwa
Date of birth (1978-10-22)22 October 1978
Place of birth Zambia
Date of death 29 August 2007(2007-08-29) (aged 28)
Place of death Be'er Sheva, Israel
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Zanaco
2002–2003 Krylia Sovetov 2 (0)
2002–2003 Krylia Sovetov II 4 (2)
2003–2004 Zanaco
2004–2005 Green Buffaloes
2005–2007 Telekom Malaysia
2007 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1 (2)
National team
1999 Zambia U-20 3 (0)
2000–2006 Zambia 33 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 September 2015 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Chaswe Nsofwa (22 October 1978 – 29 August 2007) was a Zambian international football who played as a striker. He died during a training match in Be'er Sheva, Israel.


Hapoel Be'er Sheva

During a trial in August 2007, Nsofwa scored two goals in two Toto Cup matches, prompting a signature. He was signed by Hapoel Be'er Sheva of the Israeli Liga Leumit (National League) though too late for the Israel Football Association to allow him to play in the club's first league match. After missing the first league round, he played his first match on 25 August 2007 against Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan. His first start was a successful one as he scored two goals and received much praise from the local supporters.

International career

He was part of the Zambian African Nations Cup team in 2002. He also represented his country at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Cup in Nigeria.


On 29 August 2007, he died from a sudden heart failure during a training match against Maccabi Be'er Sheva at Vasermil Stadium. 40 minutes later, he was brought to Soroka Medical Center where he was declared DOA.[1][2]

He was buried on Thursday 6 September in his home country of Zambia at Lusaka's Old Leopards Hill cemetery. His funeral was attended by former president Frederick Chiluba as well as several members of the Zambian national squad. As a mark of respect, Hapoel Be'er Sheva have retired the number six shirt in his honour.

See also


Green Buffaloes


  1. ^ "Chaswe Nsofwa died in israel (Hebrew)". Globes. Retrieved 29 August 2007. 
  2. ^ "I still feel how Chaswe Nsofwa died in my arms (Hebrew)". Ynet. Retrieved 29 August 2007. 

External links

  • Chaswe Nsofwa at
  • Chaswe NsofwaFIFA competition record
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