Lazarous Kambole is a footballer from Zambia, best known for representing his country's national team and South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs at the club level. He holds the record of scoring the fastest hat trick in the history of the CAF Champions League. He achieved this by scoring three goals in 2018 while playing for Zesco United in the eSwatini match against Mbabane Swallows.
After establishing himself as one of the top scorers in the Zambian Super League and making desirable records, it is not a surprise that Amakhosi swooped in to sign Lazarous Kambole. So, who is Lazarous Kambole, and how much does he make at Chiefs? Get the answers to all the questions you may have about the talented footballer in this detailed biography.
Lazarous Kambole profile summary
- Name: Lazarous Kambole
- Nickname: Lazi
- Date of birth: January 20th, 1994
- Place of birth: Chingola, Zambia
- Lazarous Kambole age: 26 years old as of 2020
- Nationality: Zambian
- Facebook: @Lazarus-10-kamz-kambole-10-10
- Twitter: @KamboleLazarus
- Instagram: @lazarus_kamz10_kambole
- Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lazarous Kambole height: 1.70 m (5 feet 7 inches)
- Marital status: Single
- Occupation: Professional footballer
- Agent: Kronos Sports Agency
- Lazarous Kambole position: Striker / Centre-Forward / Winger
- Jersey number: 7
- Famous for: Holding the record of scoring the fastest hat trick in the history of the CAF Champions League by scoring 3 goals in five minutes.
Lazarous Kambole biography
Growing up, Lazi always believed that he would succeed as a professional footballer because he scored many goals every time he played. Like most players, this was not what his parents wanted. They wanted him to pursue his studies.
The player mentioned that he has an older brother called Promise, who nurtured his talent. Lazarous Kambole family members are in Zambia, and the player is the breadwinner. Kambole is committed to his family and cares deeply about them. He wished that he was home to battle the Covid-19 pandemic with his loved ones.
Lazarous Kambole from Chingola is a strong Christian. This is evident by his favourite quote on social media, Psalm 118 vs. 22- The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. His favourite film and TV series are Blade and Scandal, respectively. He loves Joe Mettle Sonnie Badu music, and his favourite food is pap and T-bone.
Lazarous Kambole favourite car is Range Rover, and his all-time favourite footballer is Cristiano Ronaldo. He is very humble, listens and takes advice, does not discriminate, and is always open to new ideas. Lazi lives a quiet life and has two equally spiritual friends.
Early football and education
When he was 13 years old, Lazi went to stay with Promise in Kitwe, Zambia. Promise noticed that his brother loved football. He began monitoring Lazi's performances, encouraged him, and went out of his way to purchase for him his first pair of boots. In 2004, Kambole joined Mindolo Youngsters FC while studying at Mamamonti Basic School. Before that, he was with the Kabundi Young Stars.
In 2006, Lazi moved with Promise to Chililabombwe, and when he was in Grade 10, the upcoming footballer joined Malalo Sport Academy. Immediately after completing his 12th Grade final examinations, Lazarous enrolled at Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Division One side, known as Konkola Mine Police, where he played for two years and advanced to the Super Division. He was the league's top goalscorer with 18 goals.
In 2013, Konkola Blades signed Kambole. He played for only one season before he was identified by the well-established team, ZESCO, prior to the 2014 season. In his first three campaigns at this Copperbelt Province club, he struggled for game time due to stiff competition from experienced strikers Jackson Mwanza and Winston Kalengo. However, in 2017, Serbian coach Zlatko Kromptic gave him the chance to prove himself, and he did not disappoint.
Lazarous Kambole goals and excellent performance at Zesco United enabled him to join the Kaizer Chiefs on July 1st, 2019. He signed a 3-year-contract ending 30th June 2022, at a fee of €178,000 (about R3 million). According to reports, the Lazarous Kambole salary at Chiefs is about R100,000 before tax. This amount is exclusive of the bonuses and incentives outlined in his contract. His current market value is €150Th.
Lazarous Kambole stats
His stats for Zesco United among other Lazarous Kambole teams are as follows in the order of season, competition, appearances, and goals:
- 2014 to 2019- CAF Champions League- 15-7
- 2018/2019- CAF Confederations Cup- 8-4
He has made 12 appearances and received 1 yellow card in the ABSA Premiership (PSL). He has also appeared once on League Cup and Telkom Knockout competitions. On the Zambian national level, he has 12 caps to his name, including the 2018 African Nations Championship. He scored a total of 7 goals for his country between 2018 and 23rd March 2019.
He was honoured at FAZ/MTN awards in August 2019 by receiving:
- 2019- Fans’ Footballer of the Year award
- 2019- Most Disciplined Player of the Year award
Lazarous Kambole latest news
When the Chiefs signed him, he was billed as the future of the club. However, Lazarous Kambole news point that he is struggling to make an impact. Kambole has not scored any goal for Kaizer Chiefs, and fans are not happy. Zambian national coach, Milutin Sredojević, has reminded critics that Lazarous is the same player who destroyed the Chiefs in the Confederations cup.
The Zambian is pleading for time to make an impact on his Lazarous Kambole Kaizer Chiefs career. As the PSL is working on resuming, the player is aware of the pressure on his shoulders for a goal. Lazarous feels like he is in top shape to go again as he works hard to find that elusive first goal. From Lazarous Kambole videos, it is without a doubt that the player is talented. It is only a matter of time.
Lazarous Kambole has had a rapid rise to the top, considering he was unknown just a few years ago. He is an inspiration to upcoming players since his story is proof that with talent, determination, persistence, and hard work, one can attain his dreams. We hope that this time around, he will score for Amakhosi.
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