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Fwayo Tembo

Fwayo Tembo
Personal information
Full name Fwayo Tembo
Date of birth (1989-05-02) 2 May 1989
Place of birth Lusaka, Zambia
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right Wing
Right Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Astra Giurgiu
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 National Assembly
2008–2010 Étoile Sahel 19 (8)
2010–2012 FC Basel 30 (2)
2012 Étoile Sahel (loan) 5 (0)
2012– Astra Giurgiu 30 (6)
National team
2007 Zambia U20
2008– Zambia[1] 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 December 2013

Fwayo Tembo (born 2 May 1989 in Lusaka) is a Zambian professional footballer who plays for the Romanian Liga I club Astra Giurgiu, as a right winger.


  • Football career 1
    • Basel 1.1
      • Racist incident 1.1.1
    • Astra Giurgiu 1.2
  • International career 2
  • Honours 3
  • References 4

Football career


On 29 May 2010, Tembo joined FC Basel for a reported fee of €1.2 million.[2] He made his debut on 20 July 2010 in the 3:2 home win against FC Zürich.[3] He scored his first goal for the club on 14 August during the 1:4 home defeat against FC Luzern.[4] He scored another goal from the penalty spot on 10 April 2011 in the away draw against BSC Young Boys in the Stade de Suisse.[5] At the end of the 2009–10 season the Zambian won the Swiss Super League.

Racist incident

Fwayo Tembo left FC Basel after he accused club coach Thorsten Fink of making racist remarks towards him during a training session. Fink is reported to have told a collaborator to "get the monkey down from the tree."[6]

Astra Giurgiu

In the summer of 2012, he signed a contract with the Romanian side Astra Giurgiu.[7]

International career

Tembo played for the national team in the 2007 African Youth Championship. He was the topscorer of the competition with 5 goals.[8]

He played for the Zambia national under-20 football team during the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup[9] in Canada, scoring a goal from the penalty spot in the game against Jordan national under-20 football team on 1 July 2007.[10]

Fwayo Tembo played for the Zambia national football team at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana.




  1. ^ Fwayo Tembo at
  2. ^ The Post Newspapers Zambia – Angry Fwayo declines interview
  3. ^ Meister, Remo (2010). "Match Report: FCB – FCZ" (in Deutsch). FCB homepage. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Meister, Remo (2010). "Match Report: FCB – FC Luzern" (in Deutsch). FCB homepage. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Meister, Remo (2011). "Spektakel und ein 3:3 im Wankdorf". FCB homepage. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  6. ^ """Fotbalistul dorit de Becali a regresat în carieră după ce a fost victima rasismului: "Jos cu maimuţa din copac!. (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Astra, what a business!". ProSport. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "African U-20 Championship 2007". Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Fwayo Tembo – FIFA competition record
  10. ^ Fifa (2007). "Match Report: Jordan -Zambia". Fifa. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
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