Image Via: Nehanda Radio
March 30, 1985
|Employer||Bulawayo Chiefs Football Club|
|Notable work||Soccer Star of the Year (2010), Golden Boot Award (2014)|
Charles Sibanda is a Zimbabwean footballer who plays for Bulawayo Chiefs Football Club. He is a former player for FC Platinum as a attacking midfielder. Sibanda was Soccer Star of the Year in 2010 and joint Golden Boot Award winner in 2014. He was involved in a car accident that led to his employers at How Mine Football Club de-registering him during the 2015 mid-season transfer window.
Charles Sibanda was born on 30 March 1985.
Charles Sibanda played for Hwange Football Club before he joined Motor Action Football Club in 2009. From Motor Action Charles joined FC Platinum. Sibanda joined Highlanders Football Club on a one year contract in the 2014 premier league season from FC Platinum. In 2015 Sibanda was reported to have joined Zambian side Power Dynamos although he later signed a two-year deal with Zimbabwe premier league side How Mine Football Club.
Clubs Played For
- Soccer Star of the Year 2010
- Golden Boot 2014-joint award with Kudakwashe Musharu
- Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League winner (2010 with Motor Action)
Sibanda has been in the papers for being indisciplined. It is reported that in October 2014, Sibanda defied instructions from Highlanders Football Club coach Mark Mathe on three occasions before being substituted. Following the substitution, Sibanda is said to have ignored the whole technical team and headed straight to the dressing rooms. It is further reported that he joined his friends in the terraces instead of joining the team on the bench.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
In September 2014, Sibanda was given a final warning by Highlanders after his drunken behavior in camp before their 4-1 thumping at the hands of Dynamos Football Club in the TM Pick n Pay Challenge Cup.
In June 2015, Sibanda was involved in a car accident. Sibanda is reported to have lost control of his vehicle along Nketa Drive in Bulawayo. He sustained a broken shoulder, neck, ribs and punctured lungs.
As a result of this accident How Mine Football Club decided to de-register Sibanda as their player during the mid-season transfer window in July 2015 to give him ample time to recover without any pressure.
- Charles Sibanda, Goal.com, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: August 12, 2015
- Longwe sets sghts on come-back, SportsZone, Published: January 28, 2015, Retrieved: August 12, 2015
- Thandiwe Moyo, Charles Sibanda chooses Dynamos, NewsDay, Published: January 12, 2015, Retrieved: August 12, 2015
- Muziwethu Hadebe, Top scorers change clubs, B-Metro, Published: February 16, 2015, Retrieved: August 12, 2015
- Rio and Milito renew Highlanders contracts, Nehanda Radio, Published: February 9, 2014, Retrieved: August 12, 2015
- Charles Sibanda is Zimbabwe's Soccer Star!!!, Bulawayo24, Published: January 28, 2011, Retrieved: August 12, 2015
- Ngqabutho Moyo, 'WE WERE CHEATED'...Bosso, Golden Boot winner Charles Sibanda lament, Chronicle, Published: December 17, 2014, Retrieved: August 12, 2015
- Sokoluhle Mthethwa/Thandiwe Moyo, Sibanda’s indiscipline comes to the fore, Southern Eye, Published: October 24, 2014, Retrieved: August 12, 2015
- Highlanders Suspend Key Player as Beer Guzzling Devastates Club, Voice of America Zimbabwe, Published: September 12, 2014, Retrieved: August 12, 2015
- Sibhekisipho Fayayo, Is Charles Sibanda at it again?, B-Metro, Published: February 23, 2015, Retrieved: August 12, 2015
- Sibanda involved in accident, Herald, Published: June 23, 2015, Retrieved: August 12, 2015
- Charles Sibanda involved in accident sustains injuries, Soccer24, Published: June 22, 2015, Retrieved: August 12, 2015
- Ricky Zililo, How Mine to deregister Charles Sibanda, Chronicle, Published: July 20, 2015, Retrieved: August 12, 2015