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Nkana FC

Nkana FC

 

Nkana FC is a Zambian football club based in Kitwe that plays in the MTN/FAZ Super Division. It is largely Zambia’s most successful and popular football club. They play their home games at Nkana Stadium in Wusakili, Kitwe.

The club is currently sponsored by Mopani Copper Mines.

History

Nkana FC is one of Zambia’s oldest football clubs having been formed in 1935 in Kitwe’s Wusakili township. The club was founded under the name of Rhokana United FC before it changed to Nkana Red Devils. In 1990, they were runners-up in the African Cup of Champions, the only Zambian team to ever reach the finals.

Over the years, Nkana have accumulated a record of success having won the Premier League title twelve times, most recently in 2013.

On 23 May 2014, head coach Masautso Mwale died in a road traffic accident on the eve of the home game against Séwé Sport of the Ivory Coast in the Group B in the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup. The accident occurred near Maposa area and his car overturned several times as he was driving back to join the team in camp in Kitwe.[2]

Achievements

  • African Cup of Champions Clubs Runners-up: 1
1990
  • Zambian Premier League: 12
1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2001, 2013
  • Zambian Cup: 6
1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2000
  • Zambian Challenge Cup: 7
1964, 1966 (as Rhokana United)
1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Zambian Charity Shield: 3
2000

Performance in CAF competitions

  • CAF Champions League: 3 appearances
2000 – Second Round
2002 – Second Round
2014 – Second Round
  • African Cup of Champions Clubs: 9 appearances
1983: Semi-Finals
1984: Quarter-Finals
1986: Semi-Finals
1987: Second Round
1989: Semi-Finals
1990: Finalist
1991: Semi-Finals
1992: Quarter-Finals
1993: Quarter-Finals
  • CAF Cup Winners’ Cup: 2 appearances
1998 – Quarter-Finals
2001 – Second Round
  • CAF Cup: 1 appearance
1999 – Second Round

 

 

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