Player #548

Appearances:

3

Starts:

3

Goals:

0

Seasons:

1

Emment Kapengwe
Emment Kapengwe

Source: 1967-68 Atlanta Chiefs Team Portrait.

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Emment Kapengwe
Emment Kapengwe

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Emment Kapengwe

Position

Midfielder

From

1969-70

To

1969-70

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Emment Kapengwe

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

26

Division

D2

Appearances

3
3

Starts

3
3

Substitute

0
0

Unused

0
0

Goals

0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Emment Kapengwe

Birth Date

Saturday, 27 March 1943

Birth Place

Broken Hill

Birth Country

Zambia

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Atlanta Chiefs

From

For

Free

On

Monday, 1 September 1969

Previous Clubs

1963-67 Kitwe United FC, Zambia |
1967-69 Atlanta Chiefs, NASL |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Atlanta Chiefs

For

Free

On

July 1970

Subsequent Clubs

1970-73 Kitwe United FC, Zambia |
1973 City of Lusaka FC, Zambia |
1973 Atlanta Apollos, NASL |
1973-76 City of Lusaka FC, Zambia |

Emment Kapengwe
Emment Kapengwe

Source: 1967-68 Atlanta Chiefs Team Portrait.

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Emment Kapengwe
Emment Kapengwe

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1969-70 Aston Villa, Free, 3 (0) | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Tommy Docherty |

First Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 12 November 1969

Debut Appearance

Wednesday, 12 November 1969

Carlisle United (h), Division Two

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Monday, 16 March 1970

Millwall (a), Division Two

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Monday, 16 March 1970

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Zambia

Died

17 September 1988, Aged 45

Emment Kapengwe

Player #548 for Aston Villa, Emment Kapengwe played as a midfielder for the club in 1969-70 making 3 appearances.

Emment was born in Broken Hill, Zambia on 27 March 1943 and he made his debut appearance for Villa on Wednesday, 12 November 1969 aged 26.

Tommy Docherty had signed Emment from Atlanta Chiefs in a combined deal with fellow Zambian Freddie Mwila becoming the first African players to sign for the club.

Docherty had spotted the pair in a pre-season friendly and immediately moved to sign them up despite the huge step up in football from the NASL to the second tier in England.

Emment was simply sensational on his debut as one spectator revealed:

“In nearly 30 years of watching football I have never seen a player make such an impact in his first football league appearance. He showed more natural talent than any other player on the field and remember he was in the company of Bruce Rioch who cost a six-figure fee.”

Like much of the short, maligned Tommy Docherty regime however Emment’s debut proved a false dawn as two further appearances solicited significantly lessened performances and as a result Emment made his final appearance for Villa on Monday, 16 March 1970 aged 26 by which time Vic Crowe had been installed as Docherty’s replacement.

To add insult to injury as he led Villa to the third tier, the failed former Villa boss Docherty was alleged to have enticed both Kapengwe and his compatriot Mwila away from the Villa following his sacking saying “Look, I am going away elsewhere but if you want to stay, you are at liberty to do so.”

Both left Villa at the end of the season mid-way through their two-year deals and returned to Zambian football before returning to Atlanta Chiefs in July 1970.

Emment passed away on 17 September 1988 aged just 45.