Zambia has some talented fellows when it comes to football. The football scene is celebrated and some of the most celebrated sportsmen come from Zambia. One name that has brought a lot of pride to Zambia in the field of football is Kalusha Bwalya who was once nominated for the 1996 Fifa World player of the year award. Joseph Musonda has also managed to wave the flag of Zambia up high by being a top achiever internationally in the game most loved all around the world. There are a lot of Zambia players playing in Abroad.
Here are Zambia’s richest international soccer players 2017
8. KENNEDY MWEENE
Kennedy Mweene (born December 11, 1984) is a Zambian footballer who plays for South African Premier Soccer League club Mamelodi Sundowns as a goalkeeper. This is the man with the magic hands. On many occasions he has lead the national team of Zambia. He has been described as one of the world’s best footballers because of his ability to secure the goalposts. He is very good with penalty catching and as a result he was awarded the PSL Goalkeeper of the Season award. He bags $120,000 every year.
7. FELIX KATONGO
Felix Katongo (born 18 April 1984) is a Zambian international footballer who plays for Egyptian Premier League side Al Ittihad, as a midfielder. His older brother Christopher is also an international player. He has played for teams in countries such as France, Libya, South Africa, Angola nor forgetting his home country Zambia. He is currently working on a three year contract with the Egyptian team. He reportedly earns $180,000 annually.
6. NATHAN SINKALA
Nathan Sinkala (born 22 November 1990) is a Zambian international footballer who plays for DR Congo side TP Mazembe, as a defender and midfielder. He was among the 23 man squad that played for the 2013 Africa cup of nations. He has also played for Swiss team Grasshopper-club Zurich as well as the Green Buffaloes in Zambia. He earns $180,000 every year.
5. RAINFORD KALABA
Rainford Kalaba (born 14 August 1986 in Kitwe) is a Zambian professional footballer who currently plays for Congolese club TP Mazembe.
The Zambian superstar has played in numerous continental and international football matches and his prowess has made him an invaluable personality in the Zambian football field. He earns a remarkable $240,000 every year.
4. STOPPILA SUNZU
Stoppila Sunzu (born 22 June 1989), also known as Stophira Sunzu, is a Zambian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Arsenal Tula. He scored the winning penalty kick for Zambia in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Final. He has played for teams all across the country. He has also represented his country in important tournaments such as the Under 20 world cup tournament in the year 2007. The player takes home $270,000 every year.
3. EMMANUEL MAYUKA
Emmanuel Mayuka (born 21 November 1990) is a Zambian professional footballer who last played as a striker for Egyptian club Zamalek and the Zambian national team. He is most notable for being the top scorer in the African Cup of Nations 2012 tournament. He has played for teams such as FC Metz which is a French team in France and Southampton before settling for Zamalek which is an Egyptian team where he was offered and 3 year deal. He earns an average of $300,000 per annum.
1. ISAAC CHANSA
Isaac Chansa is a Zambian footballer. He also goes by the nick name “Zife.” He has done exceptionally well in football and has managed to play for South African team Orlando Pirates and another Swedish team known as Helsingborg before moving to his current team Shillong Lajong FC in India. He is said to earn an approximate of $360,000 every year.