DRC’s AFCON legend Mutumbula dead

Mulamba

Former football legend for Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly known as Zaire, Pierre Ndaye Mulamba nicknamed ‘Mutumbula’ passed away on Saturday (26 January 2019) in South Africa where he had been on treatment since September 2018.

DR Congo’s minister of Sports and Recreation,Papy Niango Iziamay broke the sads News this Saturday.

Cameroon football legend, Samuel Etoo reacted to a call for assistance last September by financing Ndaye’s transportation to South Africa and his treatment, who had been battling with knee problems.

One of the best strikers Congo and Africa has ever known, Ndaye was the hottest striker in the 1974 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

The unstoppable striker scored nine goals for Zaire helping his country to their second AFCON win after beating Zambia in the final.

The Zaire squad that qualified for the World Cup

His nine goals in the 1974 tournament remains a record which he holds till date.

The former Kasai Renaissance, AS Bantous won the African Club championship as an AS Vita Club in Kinshasa player in 1973 beating Asante Kotoko of Kumasi.

Ndaye helped his country qualify for the 1974 World Cup in Germany.