Andrew Sinkala

Andrew Mutambo Sinkala ( born June 18, 1979 in Chingola, Zambia ) is a Zambian football player.



Sinkala began playing football in the youth department of the Nchanga Rangers, the club of his birthplace, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 1998 he received a first team contract with the first division and two-time champion Nchanga Rangers FC. While participating in the U- 20 World Cup discovered by the person in charge of Bayern Munich, he was obliged for their second team. His first competitive match for the professional team of Bayern, he completed on 1 December 1999 in the second-round match of the DFB Cup in a 3-0 away win against SV Waldhof Mannheim, when he came on in the 84th minute for Paulo Sérgio. His Bundesliga debut took place on 11 December 1999 ( 15th Round ) in the 3-0 win in the away match against FC Hansa Rostock instead, as he, after 79 minutes - came into play - also for Paulo Sérgio, the two -goal. For the Regional team of Bayern, he played two seasons in 40 games and scored seven goals.

For the second half of the season 2001 /02 Sinkala was delivered to the league rivals FC Cologne 1, but could not prevent his eight missions in which he scored two goals, the relegation to the 2nd Bundesliga. In his time with the Domstädtern ( to 2005/ 06) matured under coach Friedhelm glitter ( in the 2nd Bundesliga) team regular, experienced both twice the descent as well as twice the rise and six head coach. For the Billy Goats Sinkala completed 36 Premiership ( 3 goals ), 47 second-division (1 goal ) and 8 non- league games ( for the 2nd team in the Regionalliga Nord ) ( 1 goal), as well as 10 DFB Cup games ( 3 goals ). Shortly before the end of his 2005/ 06 dated till the end of the contract, sought the club - now under coach Hanspeter Latour - premature separation, since Sinkala not manage to meet the targets set by his trainer expectations. Sinkala received after the training camp during the winter break clearance for a transfer fee change.

From 2006 to 2008 he played 34 times for the second division side SC Paderborn 07 Before the end of his temporary two-year contract, after a severe pneumonia and the present in the initial stage of tuberculosis in early 2008 Sinkalas professional career seemed by the approaching unemployment to a premature end.

To keep fit, he trained with the FC Augsburg, the club of his former coach Holger Fach. A little later he signed with the Augsburgers one-year contract, which was extended by a year in May 2009 to 30 June 2011 and in May 2011 until 30 June 2012 again. On the final day of the season 2011/12 he was officially adopted as the club did not renew the expiring contract.

After a few months Sinkala was initially without a club, gave the league club FC Viktoria Köln, in which he had held previously been a month fit, the end of October 2012, the obligation Sinkalas known.


Sinkala participated in the U- 20 World Cup from 3 to April 24, 1999 in Nigeria and part came in the three group matches are used. In the last game at 1:5 against Brazil, he scored his only goal. For the senior team, he played 22 times and scored one goal. He succeeded on 18 June 2000 in the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Angola, as he scored the opening goal in the 1-2 defeat. His debut in the national jersey he gave on 20 June 1999 Kinshasa 's 1-0 victory over the national of the Democratic Republic of Congo in qualifying for the African Cup of Nations 2000. At this, and at the in 2002 and most recently in 2006 he took in part, in each case all three group games, but never got beyond the group stage. His last international game, he completed 10 October 2009 in Chililabombwe in the 0-1 defeat in the World Cup qualifier against Egypt.


  • German Champion 2000
  • DFB Cup winners 2000
  • League Cup winners 1999, 2000


Since 2007 Sinkala is married to his wife Kathrin.

Sinkalas father Moffat took part in 1980 with the Zambian national football team at the Olympic football tournament, his younger brother Nathan won in 2012 with the Zambia African Nations Cup.

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