Who is Enock Mwepu?
Enock Mwepu is a famous Zambian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Having started his career in his native Zambia, he signed for Australian club Red Bull Salzburg in 2017. He then joined Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion in 2021. Enock represented and captained the Zambia national team. However, he was forced to retire after the discovery of a hereditary heart condition on October 10, 2022.
Enock Mwepu Career
His career started with Kafue Celtic in Lusaka prior to being identified with the 2013 Airtel Rising Stars. During the 2015-16 season, he had little game time with the Power Dynamos football club of Copperbelt. That precipitated a move to NAPSA Stars at the conclusion of the 2016 season.
Salzburg and loan to Liefering
Enock joined Red Bull Salzburg in June 2017 and was loaned out to his feeder club Liefering which plays in Australian Football First League. During the 2019-20 season, he established himself amongst Salzburg’s starting eleven. Mwepu then made his debut in the UEFA Champions League during a 4-3 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield. He then extended his deal with Salzburg until summer 2024 on December 18, 2019.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Mwepu joined Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion on a four-year deal, for an undisclosed fee on July 6, 2021. He then made his competitive Albion debut in the opening game of the 2021-22 season away at Burnley on August 14. Mwepu was replaced by Adam Lallan at halftime of the final 2-1 win at Turf Moor. On August 24, he assisted Jakub Moder’s first Albion goal in the second-round EFL Cup away fixture at Cardiff City where Albion won 2-0.
Mwepu then scored his first goal for the Seagulls putting them back level to 2-2 in an eventual penalty shootout loss on October 27, away at Leicester City in the EFL Cup. His penalty was saved in the shootout. After three days he scored his first league goal for the Sussex side inspiring Brighton’s comeback with a stunning 25-yard in an eventual 2-2 draw over Liverpool.
How old is Enock Mwepu?
Enock Mwepu was born in Lusaka, Zambia on January 1, 1998, and is aged 25 years as of 2023. He shares his birthday with famous people including Morris Chestnut, Elin Nordegren, Colin Morgan, Jason Pierre-Paul, Tariq Jamil, Christine Lagarde, and many more.
Enock Mwepu Family
Who are Enock Mwepu’s parents?
Enock Mwepu was born to Zambian parents, Robby Mwepu and Emmalle Mwepu in Lusaka, Zambia. He has not shared information about his parents and family with the media.
Does Enock Mwepu have siblings?
Mwepu has only shared information about one of his siblings but has three brothers and two sisters. He has one younger brother namely Francisco Mwepu, who is also a professional footballer.
Enock Mwepu Education
Mwepu was brought up in Zambia where he attended school. He has not shared his academic qualifications with the media.
Enock Mwepu Wife
Mwepu is currently married to his longtime lover Matilda Mwepu. The couple tied the knot in January 2021, and very little is known about her.
Enock Mwepu Kids
Mwepu is currently married but does not have any children of his own to date.
Enock Mwepu Height
Mwepu has an athletic and physically fit body with a height of 6 ft 0 in (1.84 m) and a weight of 76 kg (167 lbs).
His 2022 season was slowed down by injuries and illness, thus having limited playing time. After his first start since his return from injury, he scored and made an assist for Trossard’s opener in the 2-1 away victory at Arsenal on April 9. He assisted Brighton to conclude their seven-match run without a win. Mwepu’s debut season with The Seagulls was full of injuries although he had made a positive impact.
At the club’s end-of-season awards, he earned Goal of the Season for his strike at Liverpool in October. He was able to recover in time to appear as a sub in the final game of the season. Brighton won 3-1 at home against West Ham, achieving their highest top-flight finish in 9th place. On October 10, 2022, he retired from professional football at the age of 24 following being diagnosed with a rare hereditary heart condition.
Enock was part of Zambia’s national under-17 team in 2014 that represented the country at the 2015 African U-17 Championship. Zambia played against Niger, Guinea, and Nigeria from group A. He is recognized for his versatility in the field of play as demonstrated at the 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia. There, Mwepu scored a goal and was among the best substitutes of the tournament.
He then scored his first international goal for Zambia in an AFCON Qualifier over Algeria at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka, a match which Zambia won 3-1 on September 2, 2017.
Following retiring from professional football because of his heart condition, Brighton announced on December 30, that he had been appointed to work in the role of the under-9s coach in their academy from January 2023.
Enock Mwepu Net Worth
Zambian former professional footballer Mwepu played as a midfielder. He retired in 2022 while playing for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion. Mwepu has gathered an estimated net worth of approximately $2 million as of 2023.