Enock Mwepu Celebrating at RB Salzburg
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|Real Name/Full Name||Enock Mwepu|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Enock Mwepu|
|Birth Place:||Lusaka, Zambia|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||1 January 1998|
|Age/How Old:||25 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 184 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 76 Kg|
In Pounds – 168 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Robby Mwepu |
Mother – Unknown
|School:||Chambishi Primary School and Chambishi Secondary School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Matilda Mwepu|
|Profession:||Professional Football Player|
|Position:||Central Midfielder and Attacking Midfielder|
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Enock Mwepu is a renowned former Zambian professional football player. He used to play as a midfielder in the Premier League club known as Brighton & Hove Albion and in the Zambian national team before his retirement he made on 10th October 2022 due to medical advice following his heart conditions which forced him to retire at 24.
Mwepu joined the premier league club on 6th July 2021 after signing a 4-year contract whose fee is yet to get disclosed. He joined Brighton from Red Bull Salzburg, where he played together with his long-time friend, Patson Daka, who is also his teammate in the Zambian National Team.
Enock Mwepu has had a successful career, having begun his career at Kafue Celtic, after which he later joined Airtel Rising Stars, Power Dynamos, NAPSA Stars, Red Bull Salzburg and in Liefering. Keep reading this article to know more about the biography, net worth, and all the details regarding Enock Mwepu in 2021.
Enock Mwepu Football Career Retirement
Enock Mwepu’s retirement from football both from international football as well as club football came on 10th August 2022 after he announced that he made a decision to hang up his boots in football.
He however, noted that it was not the end of his involvement in football as he would get involved in other capacities save appearance as a player.
From the statement, Enock Mwepu noted the following;
A boy from a small Zambian township called Chambishi has some news to share. He stood strong to follow his dream of playing football at the highest level, and by the grace of God he lived his dream by reaching the Premier League.
Some Dreams however come to an end, so it is with sadness that I announce the need to hang up my boots because of the medical advice I have received. This is however not the end of my involvement with football, I plan to stay involved in some capacity.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that supported me in my football journey, including my wife and family, my agent 12MAN, the Zambian FA, all my previous clubs, team-mates and coaches and especially everyone at Brighton & Hove Albion.~ Enock “Computer” Mwepu
Early Life and Biography
Enock Mwepu was born on 1st January 1998 in Lusaka, Zambia. His real name is Enock Mwepu though he has been mainly known through his nickname ‘The Computer’. His father is known as Robby Mwepu, who worked in several copper-mining companies. Nevertheless, his parents are currently farmers back in his native land. Only one of his siblings has been known by the name Francisco Mwepu who is also a professional footballer.
During his early life, he moved from Lusaka, his birthplace, and went to the town of Chambishi, Kitwe in Zambia, which was the mining town where his father used to work at.
He got the nickname ‘The Computer’ from his friends due to being a genius in all his moves. Before acting and making a move on his gameplay, he usually thinks and then makes a genius action. As a result, this has always made him be one of the best midfielders in every team he has played for.
Enock Computer Mwepu did his studies at Chambishi Primary School from the year 2003. He had his studies from Grade 1 to Grade 9 in the same school. During this time, he commenced having an interest in football and would represent his school in several competitions.
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Enock Mwepu continued with his studies by joining Chambishi Secondary School, located in the same area where his father used to work at. Mwepu joined his high school in the year 2012 and completed his studies in the year 2014 on his grade 12.
Personal Life: Wife, Kids, Girlfriend, etc.
Enock Mwepu is a married man. He tied knots with his longtime lover known as Matilda Mwepu on 2nd January 2021. The lovebirds had been in a relationship for a long time before they tied knots
Enock proposed to his lover, Matilda, in July 2020, where he surprised his entire nation with the well-arranged event that was done during the Covid-19 period.
Is Enock Mwepu Gay?
No, Enock Mwepu is not gay. He is of a straight sexual orientation. He is a married man who is happily married to his partner known as Matilda Mwepu. He has had no rumors regarding having any affairs with other guys or with other ladies. He has remained faithful to his wife, and they are happily married and staying together.
Mwepu commenced his professional career in his hometown, through which he played for the Chambishi Rising and Youth Academy. He played to this club while he was pursuing his high school studies, after which he then moved to Kafue Celtic in the 2014-15 season. He got spotted by the 2013 Airtel Rising Stars, where he started his professional career on a high note.
In the year 2014, Enock Mwepu joined the Zambia U17 National team following his amazing performance, which saw him get identified by the 2013 Airtel Rising Stars. With this, he represented his country in matches against Niger, Nigeria and Guinea on qualifications.
In the 2015-16 season, he played with the Dynamos football club of Copperbelt, which saw him get signed by the NAPSA Stars during the end of the 2016 season. His gameplay could never be ignored as it was an exceptional one compared to his mates.
Mwepu got featured in the AFCON Qualifiers in the year 2017, whereby he also got his first goal for Zambia in the match against Algeria on 2nd September 2017. During the tournament, he became one of the best players to have amazing performance as well as becoming one of the best substitutes.
Enock Mwepu got signed to Red Bull Salzburg in June 2017, where he joined his longtime friend known as Patson Daka, who is also his National teammate. After a short period in RB Salzburg, he got loaned to Salzburg’s feeder club known as FC Liefering, where he played in the Austrian Football First League.
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The Computer’s contract got extended on 18th December 2019 with the RB Salzburg, where it was to run to the year 2024. He got many achievements in RB Salzburg, where he commenced being featured in the starting 11 squad. Following this, Mwepu had his first appearance on 2nd October 2019 in the UEFA Champions League on the match against Liverpool. RB Salzburg, however, lost on a 4-3 on this match.
Mwepu continued being featured in the first team of RB Salzburg, following his amazing gameplay as a central and attacking midfielder. During his stay in RB Salzburg, he made 81 league appearances and scored 11 goals. In addition to this, he also contained 9 assist all through his career at RB Salzburg.
On 6th July 2021, Mwepu got signed to the Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion, on an undisclosed fee for a 4-year contract.
Enock Mwepu later retired from his football career as a player on 10th October 2022 after he announced his retirement following medical advice.
However, he noted out that he would get involved in football in other capacities though having decided to hang up his boots.
Awards and Achievements
Enock Mwepu has had several achievements all throughout his successful career. In addition to this, he has received several awards in his career. Among one of the major achievements he had was in Champions League debut in a match against Liverpool, where he got the second Champions League man of the match award. Among these, he received the below awards all throughout his career.
- COSAFA Gold Medal Winner on the Match Zambia won against South Africa in 2016.
- In 2017 he was together with his team the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations
- Together with RB Salzburg, he won the Austrian Cup 3 times together with being the Austrian Champion for 4 times
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Enock Mwepu in 2023
Enock Mwepu has an estimated net worth of $2 Million. This comes from the successful career he has had as a professional football player. While at RB Salzburg, Enock Mwepu earned a salary of £4,300 in a week and £223,600 annually. His current salary at Brighton and Hove Albion is yet to be revealed. His signing terms to Brighton were undisclosed though they were rumored to be on a £22m deal.
Enock Mwepu Social Media Platforms
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Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Enock Mwepu got nicknamed ‘The Computer’ by Red Bull Salzburg fans following his genius gameplay.
- Mwepu is one of Patson Daka’s friends who have always followed each other on several leagues.
- The Computer can play in different positions easily following his ease in adapting. His major positions include Central Midfielder, Attacking Midfielder, and Defensive Midfielder.
- He receives much support from his president, through which he has received congratulatory messages from prominent people in Zambia, including President Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema, on their social media platforms.
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Enock Mwepu has been one of the best professional football players in Zambia. As a matter of fact, he is among the few African Players who play in the Premier League. Together with Patson Daka, they have scaled high the ladders to make it to one of the best leagues in the world with much following. He is determined, and his hard work will see him scaling high on his career.