Published: December 12, 2012
Zambianfootball.co.zm‘s researcher and historian Jerry Muchimba is this afternoon expected to present Godfrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu’s statistics for verification to the Football Association of Zambia, FAZ.
Muchimba will also provide newspaper cuttings from 1972 to support his research about Chitalu’s 107 goals.
“For us, we feel it’s an opportunity to put the matter to bed. FIFA have said, give us the evidence and we will consider Chitalu’s record,” Zambianfootball.co.zm‘s online editor Chimuka Hampango said.
“We are also aware that some of the goals against Union Espanola of Chile, friendlies against club side Sheffield United of England might fall out but as we have said this is the best opportunity for us to really clarify how many goals Ucar scored. Atleast we have a starting point with Jerry [Muchimba]‘s research.
“But again there was also games against Lesotho’s Majantja FC in the Africa Club Champions which was not counted then in 1972 and Ucar scored an incredible 7 goals as Warriors won 9-0.
Hampango also paid tribute to both the Football Association of Zambia, FAZ and Muchimba.
“Firstly, what Jerry [Muchimba] has done is commendable. It’s not just Ucar [Chitalu]‘s record which is there. What he has is stats for each and every Zambian player….from Alex Chola, Peter Kaumba to Stopilla Sunzu.
“For this reason we feel his information could be useful to the nation though there’s need to have some thought of independent body to sit down with FAZ to verify everything.
Below are Godrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu’s goals as compiled by Jerry Muchimba