EDWARD Mumba says he hopes Zambia will manage to cement its position among the Top 10 ranked teams in African rugby as the Victoria Cup progresses.
Zambia face Kenya in the ongoing Victoria Cup games this Saturday.
Mumba aka “Yellow Shadow” started his playing career at Lusaka Rugby Club in 2006 and featured in the game against Mufulira Leopards.
According to Zambia Rugby Union communications manager Tom Chaloba, Mumba made his international debut in 2007 at the Under-18 Cottco Games in Harare, Zimbabwe, represented Zambia 7s at the 2008 Castle 7s in Lusaka, played for the Under 21 in Zimbabwe 2011 and later jogged out with the senior National 15s Team in 2012.
Mumba’s favourite position is outside centre or winger while his favourite player/role model is former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw.
He says his best moments so far include playing against the All Blacks at the 2018 Gold Coast Games in Australia, beating Germany in the Safland 7s held in Namibia and most importantly marrying the love of his life and biggest supporter Victoria Musukwa.
Mumba (who is a former bodybuilder at Matero Gym) attributes his love for rugby to former Lusaka Rugby Club players Maluba, Norman Nkandu and Coach Joshua Lungu.
He pays tribute to the named individuals as having played a pivotal role in him taking up the sport full time at Red Arrows Rugby Club in Lusaka since 2010.
“Train hard, be disciplined, stay focused, respect elders and always keep your body in check by staying fit at all times,” said Mumba.