Zhaimu Jimmy Jambo bio: age, injury, retirement, teams, stats, profile

Zhaimu Jimmy Jambo bio: age, injury, retirement, teams, stats, profile

Zhaimu Jambo is a well-known Zimbabwean footballer who is retired. He was well-known, especially in South African leagues, and he is from Zimbabwe. Learn more about this phenomenal player, his football career, and life journey.

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Jimmy's football playing career picked up well, and he was a very good player. However, he hung up his football boots much earlier than expected. Get to know why and more about this legendary player.


  • Name: Zhaimu Jimmy Jambo
  • Birthdate: 23rd August 1987
  • Zhaimu Jambo age: 33 years
  • Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Player position: Defender-left back
  • Height: 1.80 m

Early Life

What is Zhaimu Jambo nationality? Jimmy was born and brought up in Harare, Zimbabwe, on 23rd August 1987. The footballer keeps his life under wraps as not much is really known about his upbringing or family.


Jimmy is a left-footed player who played at the defender-left back position. What is Zhaimu Jambo current team? Details on Zhaimu Jambo stats show that he first began playing for Dynamos FC Youth during his younger days.

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He later moved to the Zimbabwean football club, Gunners FC, in 2005 and stayed there until 2009. Then, he then joined the South African football club Kaizer Chiefs up until the year 2014 when he retired. According to Transfer Mrkt, as up until 2011, the player's highest market value was €225 thousand.

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Zhaimu Jambo injury

The player was injured in 2012 during a Telkom Cup first-round match between Chiefs and Wits University. He got hurt when the game was just about to end after getting into a tackle with Tinashe Nengomasha, resulting in his knee getting severely damaged. This injury ended his career.

Although the player got physical rehabilitation, the injury was still recurrent two years later, forcing him into early retirement in 2014 at 28 years. Talk about a career cut short!

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Latest News

Since Zhaimu retired, he has shown a lot of support and confidence for his country. Like in 2018 during an interview, he stated that he saw Zimbabwe as the one to take the COSAFA Cup title for the second time, and they ultimately did.

After a 4 year hiatus, in 2018, the former player decided that he would like to give back to upcoming young players. At the time, the former player had already attained his UEFA D and C coaching licenses and was up to finishing his UEFA B license, which would allow him to scout for coaching gigs.

In 2019, he commented on a miscommunication issue that involved the coach of Kaizer Chiefs Ernst Middendorp, and the Zimbabwe national team over player, Khama Billiat.

Zhaimu Jambo current team
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Zhaimu Jambo contact

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Jambo is more of a very private person in regards to the limelight and social media, but you can find his Facebook account by @Zhaimu Jambo.

This article sums up a lot about Zhaimu Jambo, a great footballer whose playing career was cut short by an injury. He is still a great footballer, and his mark in the industry can still be felt even if his career as a footballer was short-lived.

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The legendary coach, Peter, played professional football as a striker since 1998 until he retired in 2011. Peter started his career with Highlanders in Zimbabwe and later played for Coventry City in the English Premier League.

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