Rodgers Kola

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Rodgers Kola
Personal information
Full name Rodgers Kola
Date of birth (1989-07-04) 4 July 1989 (age 33)
Place of birth Lusaka, Zambia
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Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 14
Youth career
2004–2006 Edusport
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Zanaco 0 (0)
2008–2009 Golden Arrows 10 (1)
2009–2010 Hapoel Bnei Lod 14 (1)
2010–2011 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 29 (11)
2011–2012 F.C. Ashdod 28 (6)
2012– Gent 22 (2)
2014–2015Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona (loan) 30 (7)
2015–Veria (loan) 12 (1)
National team
2008– Zambia 17 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 December 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 July 2015

Rodgers Kola (born 4 July 1989) is a Zambian footballer who plays for Veria and the Zambian national team. He is a versatile forward who is usually deployed on the wing.[1]

Club career

Kola was born in Lusaka. He signed for Russia's PFC Spartak Nalchik in July 2008 but could not link up with his team mates in Russia due to visa problems. Because of this, he returned to Zanaco in Zambia.

Kola successfully scored 2 goals at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup and caught the eye of many European Clubs. He also scored 2 goals in a practice match against Zambia National U-20 Football team and another 2 against a German side in another practice match.

In 2009, He moved to Israel to play in Hapoel Bnei Lod who plays in the second division in Israel, a year later he moved to Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion from the same division.

In 2011, he started playing for the Israeli team F.C. Ashdod. Over there, he scored 7 goals in 31 games.

On 8 May 2012, it was announced that Kola would start playing in Belgium for the team K.A.A. Gent.

In January 2014, Kola returned to Israel and signed with Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona. On January 28, he scored his first goal for the club against Hapoel Ironi Acre in the 8th round of the Israel State Cup. Kola scored against Beitar Jerusalem in the quarter finals match and in the semi-final match versus Hapoel Be'er Sheva and eventually won the Israeli State Cup. This was the first Israeli State Cup title Hapoel Kiryat Shmona ever won.

On 25 July 2015, Kola, was loaned to the Greek club Veria, for one year. [2] Kola made his debut on 12 September 2015 in a 0–3 home defeat against PAOK where he had a few chances to scorer with headers though Robin Olsen stopped him twice.

International career

He already played 13 gamed in the team of the African Cup of Nations 2012-winner Zambia, in which he scored 3 times.


Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona


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