Who Is Lazarous Kambole?
Lazarous Kambole is a footballer from Zambia, best known for representing his country’s national team and Zesco united at the club level.
He holds the record of scoring the fastest hat trick in the history of the CAF Champions League. He achieved this by scoring three goals in 2018 while playing for Zesco United in the eSwatini match against Mbabane Swallows.
Lazarous joining Kaizer Chiefs
After establishing himself as one of the top scorers in the Zambian Super League and making desirable records, it is not a surprise that Amakhosi swooped in to sign Lazarous Kambole.
Lazarous Kambole goals and excellent performance at Zesco United enabled him to join the Kaizer Chiefs on July 1st, 2019. He signed a 3-year-contract ending 30th June 2022, at a fee of €178,000 (about R3 million).
Growing up in Zambia
Growing up, Lazi always believed that he would succeed as a professional footballer because he scored many goals every time he played. Like most players, this was not what his parents wanted. They wanted him to pursue his studies.
The player mentioned that he has an older brother called Promise, who nurtured his talent. Lazarous Kambole family members are in Zambia, and the player is the breadwinner.
Kambole is committed to his family and cares deeply about them. He wished that he was home to battle the Covid-19 pandemic with his loved ones.
In 2013, Konkola Blades signed Kambole. He played for only one season before he was identified by the well-established team, ZESCO, prior to the 2014 season.
In his first three campaigns at this Copperbelt Province club, he struggled for game time due to stiff competition from experienced strikers Jackson Mwanza and Winston Kalengo.
However, in 2017, Serbian coach Zlatko Kromptic gave him the chance to prove himself, and he did not disappoint.
How much was Lazarous Kambole earning at Kaizer Chiefs?
According to Briefly South African News, the Lazarous Kambole salary at Chiefs was about R100,000 before tax.
This amount is exclusive of the bonuses and incentives outlined in his contract. His current market value is €150Th.
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