The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is saddened by the death of former City of Lusaka and Red Arrows coach Fred Nasilele.
The late Nasilele also served as National Team Physical trainer at the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations where Zambia emerged third.
This is according to a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by FAZ Communications Manager, Sydney Mungala
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala said Nasilele served the game diligently in various capacities over the years.
“The late Nasilele lived and breathed football. His legacy speaks for itself as he groomed various players during his time as coach for City of Lusaka, Red Arrows and Napsa Stars,” He said.
Kashala said Nasilele also served as Director of Sports in the Zambia Air Force (ZAF) from 2001 to 2006 where he held the rank of captain.
“He also served as Inspector of Schools in charge of Physical Education in schools and colleges at the Ministry of Education Headquarters from 1989 to 2001. Nasilele also left his footprints at Lundazi Secondary School and Chizongwe Technical Secondary School where he was a teacher of Geography and Physical Education from 1981-83 and 1984-88 respectively”, He said .
Kashala also said Nasilele worked as Head Coach for City of Lusaka Football Club from 1994-1996. Among his protégés at City of Lusaka are Rotson Kilambe, Mohammed Seedat, Aaron Lubunda, Francis Majaka and Kedrick Siame.
His longest stint as was at Red Arrows Football Club where he served in various capacities from 2002-2010 with the highlight being the 2004 league crown.
He also had a spell as Napsa Stars physical trainer from 2011-2012.
Nasilele died at Maina Soko Military Hospital in early hours of today