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Davies Nkausu

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Davies Nkausu is an association footballer from Zambia. Despite being born in Lusaka and playing for the Zambia national football team, Nkausu has spent his entire club career in South Africa.

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Created: 29th Dec 2011
Modified: 20th Jan 2012
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
SuperSport United FC
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Biographical Information
Davies Nkausu
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Jan/1/1986
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Zambia

Davies Nkausu was born on January 1, 1986 in Lusaka,Zambia.

Nkausu began his career with Chiparamba in his native Zambia in 2002. In March 2003, Nkausu and Chiparamba team-mate Dominic Yobe went on trial at English club Manchester United. The pair spent two weeks on trial, meeting first-team stars such as Phil Neville, Roy Keane and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as well as manager Sir Alex Ferguson. However, nothing came of the trial and Nkausu returned to Chiparamba.

After spending his youth career with Zambian club Chiparamba Great Eagles, Nkausu began his senior career with National First Division side Pretoria University in the South African capital. He broke into the club's first team in the 2004–05 season, playing in twenty-nine of Pretoria's thirty-four games. Pretoria finished twelfth in 2004–05. In 2005–06 Davies again made twenty-nine league appearances, but this time he also scored one goal.

Pretoria finished in eleventh place, and Nkausu was almost ever-present in their thirty National First Division games.Nkausu played a reduced twenty-six games in the 2006–07 season, but he scored a personal season record of three goals, which helped propel Pretoria University to a third-placed finish and a promotion playoff.

Pretoria defeated Winners Park on away goals but were beaten in the playoff final by AmaZulu. Davies played fewer games still in 2007–08, making seventeen appearances as Pretoria slumped to a seventh-placed finish in the newly-implemented Inland Stream.The decrease in Pretoria's fortunes caused Nkausu to move to SuperSport United.

Nkausu moved to SuperSport United ahead of the 2008–09 season. He had made a big leap from the lower reaches of the second division to the top of the first, and therefore it was understandable that Davies only made five appearances in his debut season with the club, making his debut in the 1-0 win over Free State Stars on 30 August 2008.

However, he still collected a winner's medal as SuperSport claimed a second consecutive Premier Soccer League title. Nkausu only made three appearances the following season, playing in SuperSport's victories over Free State Stars and Santos as well as the 3-0 loss to AmaZulu in March 2010. Again, SuperSport won the league title.

2010–11 was another frustrating season for Nkausu. He was included as a substitute in many of SuperSport's Premier Soccer League games, but was only used in two of them. He made his first appearance of the season against Orlando Pirates on 30 April 2011 in a 1–0 win. His only other appearance in 2010–11 was in the 3-1 victory over Vasco da Gama on 7 May, near the end of the season.

Nkausa made his first appearance in the 2011–12 Premier Soccer League in SuperSport's 2-0 win against Platinum Stars on 25 September 2011. He then followed this up by playing the full game against Maritzburg United on 14 October 2011, which SuperSport won 7-0. Nkausu had a run of first-team games in November and December 2011, playing six consecutive matches, with SuperSport keeping three clean sheets in this time.

Davies has twice been capped by Zambia. He made his debut for the Chipolopolo on 19 November 2008, in a 3-0 friendly loss to Morocco. Nkausu earned his second international cap in January 2009, in Zambia's 1-0 friendly defeat to South Africa.

Although the South Africa game is Nkausu's most recent official international appearance, he also played in the first half of Zambia's friendly against Power Dynamos of the Zambian Premier League in October 2011.The match was a warm-up for a game against Libya. In December 2011 it was announced that Nkausu is included in Zambia's provisional 2012 Africa Cup of Nations squad.

Source: Wikipedia

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