Yoram Mwila Junior dies

US based former Zambia Under-17 captain Yoram Mwila junior is dead.
Yoram son of Zambia’s Former defence Minister, Benjamin died early this morning in a fatal road accident near Lusaka’s Manda Hill shopping Mall.
The Virginia Commonwealth University left attacking midfielder cum striker only returned to Zambia, yesterday, Friday, 8th June.

Mwila is one of Chiparamba’s success stories since its establishment 1999.
Academy Chairman, Rupiah Banda visited the funeral house to console the Mwila family early this morning.


WHILE WITH THE RAMS:
•    Played and started in all 20 games in 2011
•    Recorded six goals and handed out two assists for 14 points
•    Scored two goals in the team’s 4-1 victory over Navy (8/26/11)
•    Tallied four goals, which tied for second on the team in 2010
•    Saw action in 19 matches with 17 starts during the 2010 season
•    Scored twice, including the game-winner, versus Howard University (9/12/10)
•    Knotched the go-ahead goal in VCU’s win at James Madison (11/3/2010), which clinched a spot in the CAA Tournament.


PRIOR TO VCU:
•    Joined VCU after spending his freshman campaign with 2009 NCAA Runner-up University of Akron
•    Saw action in 20 matches in 2009 and recorded three goals and two assists for the Zips
•    Missed four games during a five-match stretch in the middle of his rookie season

PRIOR TO AKRON:
•    Captain of the U-17 Zambian National team and is a current member of the U-20 squad
GETTING TO KNOW YORAM:
•    Born in Kitwe, Zambia but hails from Lusaka, Zambia
•    Son of Benjamin Mwila and Cordelia Nkonde
•    Has three siblings: Abraham (28), Lilly (24), and Ibrahim (21)

http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/msoc/2011-12/bios/mwila%20yoram%20yw1w
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13 thoughts on “Yoram Mwila Junior dies

  1. -1 Vote -1 Vote +1natasha mulenga

    condolences 2 the mwila family ..may God be with you during this trying time.R.I.P YORAM!

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  2. Vote -1 Vote +1Namutekenya

    May the Lord strengthen the family in this time! may the other accident victims also receive the touch of healing.

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  3. Vote -1 Vote +1Kellie Cronin

    My heart goes out to all of Yoram’s family and friends.  My son played soccer with Yorum at VCU and said he was the “heart and soul” of the team.  He made such a positive impact on my son’s life this past year.  In his memory, I hope the team will keep his passion alive on the soccer field. Rest in peace Yoram.  

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  4. Vote -1 Vote +1Rosa Webster

    My heart is pained by the tragic loss of my “adopted grandson”. He always greeted me as “Grandma”. He was such a loving and kind person who took my grandson under his wings. He always looked out for his “Lil Bro”. My sincere condolences to his family. Our family is praying for you. Be comforted in Jesus’ name.

    “Grandma” Rosa

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  5. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Muyamba Lungu

    Sorry to the Mwila family. God be with you during this time of grief. Was he driving himself a day after arriving in Lusaka from the States. I rarely drive until after a week.

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  6. Vote -1 Vote +1Joseph Haboush

    As Yo-Yo’s teammate, friend, and brother, I just want his friends and family to know what a role model he was to all of us.  Being with that boy all day, everyday was something we’ll never be able to replace.  Yo was one of a kind and led by example as our captain.  Unfortunately we were not able to make the trip to Zambia to say goodbye to Yo-Yo but we will never forget him. He’ll never leave us because he’ll always be in our hearts and in our minds in all that we do. This all seems like it’s a bad dream we’re waiting to wake up from. Yo, we’re waiting for you to come back from Summer break. We have some unfinished business and you’re our leader. 
    We love you and know you’re watching over us like you did when you were here. 

    Love,
    Your brothers 1-32

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  7. Vote -1 Vote +1Mwila Chansa

    there no amount of words i can express the pain yo loss has brought to your family, the nation and us your frends, u went to soon YO!!!! we will miss yo enthusism and love for life. yo persona is irreplaceble. if it was in our power to turn bak the hands od time we would reverse yours mate!!!!

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