Edward Tembo @ SS com
Edward Tembo @ SS com

Edward Tembo: itching to get a piece of the action in Korea

His calm demeanour personifies how warm heartedly he has taken playing second fiddle in Beston Chambeshi’s backline.

Tembo has not been one to whine about being confined to the bench but has been as committed in training as anybody else in the U-20 set up. He has had his chance and was even given a run-in during the Adidas Korea Invitational Tournament.

The Lusaka Youth Academy product has been building to break his way in Chambeshi’s starting XI but is happy enough to still be in the coach’s plans.

It is not easy displacing as settled a teammate as Prosper Chiluya but has always been in the spirit of the team taking the disappointment in his stride.

During the build up to the Total U-20 tournament most of the hype was built around the cast at the starred at the Cosafa championship where Tembo was not a member but he made his way in the team. Tembo was one of those that did not make that trip to the Cosafa but made such a strong case that they were included in the Africa Cup squad.

Now the 20 year old has convinced the technical bench to carry him along in Korea for the world cup.

Tembo counts himself among those that are gunning to shine from the back at the World Cup should Chambeshi call upon the player loaned out to FC Gomes.

The defender looks up to Austrian international and Bayern Munich defender David Alaba as his model defender.

Tembo is a confessed Real Madrid fan.

Zambia is in Group C alongside Portugal, Costa Rica and Iran and will be based on the Island of Jeju.

The opening fixture will be against Portugal on May 21, 2017 at the 29, 346 capacity Jeju World Cup stadium with the second match staged three days later against Iran before concluding their group matches with a tie against Costa Rica at Cheonan Sports Complex on May 29, 2017.


Edward Tembo

Age: 20

Date of birth: 23.03.1997

Club: Gomes

Favourite Player: David Alaba

Dream Club: Real Madrid.

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Date: 27/05/2017 Time: 10:00 Fifa U20 World Cup Costa Rica 1 0 Zambia Cheonan Sports Complex
Date: 24/05/2017 Time: 10:00 Fifa U20 World Cup Zambia 4 2 Iran Jeju Stadium
Date: 21/05/2017 Time: 07:00 Fifa U20 World Cup Zambia 2 1 Portugal Jeju Stadium
Date: 12/11/2016 Time: 17:00 World Cup qualifying - Africa Cameroon 1 1 Zambia
Date: 09/10/2016 Time: 14:30 World Cup qualifying - Africa Zambia 1 2 Nigeria Levy Mwanawasa Stadium
Date: 04/09/2016 Time: 16:30 Afcon 2017 Qualifiers Zambia 1 1 Kenya
Date: 24/06/2016 Time: 18:00 2016 Cosafa Cup Zambia 0 1 Namibia Sam Nujoma Stadium
Date: 21/06/2016 Time: 18:00 2016 Cosafa Cup Lesotho 2 3 Zambia Sam Nujoma Stadium
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