Ex-PSL star still banging goals at 42

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The incredible heartbeat of the feat of a former PSL top scorer remains pumping as he continues to defy age with a club that is top of the standings.

James Chamanga will be 42 in a week but has continued as a fierce competitor with Zambian Super League leaders Red Arrows, who are chasing their second-ever title.

The veteran forward is not riding on his past as he has also been amongst the scorers this season with five to his name to date in the 20 games old league.

Two years ago, he finished as the league’s top scorer with 16 goals straight after his return from China where he worked as a technical director in the last six months of his 12 years stay there.

Last season he reached double figures and has amazingly kept going strong.  

Chamanga has always insisted that his lifestyle and commitment are what has kept him going up until this age, where he is getting to play under coaches younger than him.

"Though most people are encouraging me to keep going forward because my performance is doing the talking for me there are still some who still insist, I should be pushed out. Why should UI be pushed out when the young ones are not performing me?" he told this website in another interview last year.

Chamanga won the 2012 AFCON with Chipolopolo having played for Bush Bucks, SuperSport United and Moroka Swallows with whom he was the league's top scorer in the 2007/08 season with 14 goals despite playing 21 games and then leaving for China before the completion of that campaign. 

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