Africa-Press – Zambia. Kabaila,77 died on Monday at Ndola Teaching Hospital after a short illness. “We are saddened at the loss of a great football mind who served the game honourably. Being a life member, we drew on some of his experiences in the game,” FAZ President Andrew Kamanga said in a statement.
“We pray that the Lord sees through the family in this difficult period.” The former defender played for the Zambia national team between 1967 and 1968.
Kabaila began his career at Kitwe United in 1964 where he won the 1969 Castle Cup (Mosi Cup), the 1970 Chibuku Cup and 1971 BP Cup in what would be his last silverware before moving to Ndola United where he played until 1976.
He later joined Vitaform United whom he later coached and oversaw the development of the likes of Fighton Simukonda, Boniface Chanda, Richard Mwanza, Webby Chikabala, Albert Bwalya and Michael Chabala. Kabaila was also a founding member of the Zambia Football Coaches Association.