Derby Makinka

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Derby Makinka (born September 5, 1965 , † April 27, 1993 ) was a Zambian football player . The Zambian Footballer of the Year from 1989 is one of the victims of the DHC-5 Buffalo AF-319 accident involving the Zambian Air Force .

Athletic career

Makinka first played with the Profound Warriors from Lusaka in his home country. In 1988 he gained international attention when the Zambian national team reached the quarter-finals of the football competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics, especially after a 4-0 success over the Italian national team. Together with Wisdom Chansa and Richard Mwanza , he moved the following year to the Wysschaja Liga , where the three Pamir Dushanbe were the first foreign players in the top league of the Soviet Union. After only three missions, he turned his back on the country and returned to Africa, where he ran up in Zimbabwe . In 1991 he moved to Europe to the Polish club Lech Posen , where he stayed only briefly and moved on to al-Ettifaq in Saudi Arabia .

In April 1993, Makinka, who had made his debut for the Zambian national team in the mid-1980s, was on his way to Senegal for a qualifier for the 1994 World Cup with the national team . In an aircraft accident on the late evening of April 27, 1993, he fell into the Atlantic Ocean with a De Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo military aircraft of the Zambian Air Force shortly after refueling in Libreville , the capital of Gabon . All 30 aircraft occupants were killed, including 18 players as well as the two coaches Godfrey Chitalu and Alex Chola and the association president Michael Mwape .

Individual evidence

  1. "Zambia - Player of the Year"
  2. "Future looks black"