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Legendary Defender Dickson Makwaza Turns 74

Zambian legend Dickson Makwaza today [yesterday] celebrated his 74th birthday.

His son, Dickson Jr, posted images of the former national team skipper’s playing days to celebrate the milestone.

Makwaza was Zambia’s captain when the national team made its first ever Africa Cup final appearance in 1974 against the then Zaire.

That final is the only one to have been played twice in history after the first clash ended 2-all, but due to visibility issues, officials could not take it into extra time and eventually penalties.

Zambia lost the replay 2-0 with Makwaza and the lads picking silver in Egypt.

The Luanshya-based legend is now a FAZ life member.

6 Comments

  1. Leo

    Good footballers in those days God bless you Mr makwaza

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  2. Kalongelwa Isaac

    A great legend. I remember the 1974 squad captained by Dickson Makwaza & coached by Ante Buselic. We can never forget Moses Simwala, Brighton Sinyangwe, Godfrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu, Bernard Chanda, Emmanuel Mwape, Peter Mhango, Edwin Mbaso, Borniface Simutowe, et al.

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  3. musonda hector

    kudos kudos

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  4. CHRISTOPHER SILWAMBA

    Comment INDEED A GREAT PRAYER ZAMBIA HAS EVER PRODUCED. HAPPY BIRTH DAY AND MANY RETURNS DEAR PARENT. CHRIS

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  5. Shinde Boy

    He was from Mighty! The team that produced Zambia’s first ever stars.

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  6. Dickson kanyata

    nice

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