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State House was a hive of activity as Zambia was celebrated African Freedom Day.

 

The atmosphere was fully cordial as Zambians and members of the diplomatic corp. from across the spectrum were present for the celebrations.

 

After the President laid a wrath at the Freedom Statue he hosted a banquet with invited guests there and many in attendance are pictographically presented with this post.

 

Despite the fact that this year’s program was rushed, it was very colorful according to present sources.

 

[kk.JPG]It is believed that the celebrations were shortened because the President was Japan bound as he was leaving soon after where he was expected for the Tokyo, International Conference on Africa’s Development (TICAD).

 

Entertainment was provided for by various sources and the Zambia National Service dancers where the epitome of it all …

 

When the Zambia Defense Forces Band started playing, former first President Kaunda was enthused and run to the dancing floor to put in his 2 cents worth …

 

His dance was entertaining and breath taking considering the guy is now 84 years old, what an ecstatic moment it was as others joined in

 

[11.JPG]Former Vice President Nevers Mumba and his wife Florence were also in attendance as they enjoyed the moment …

 

Great Kalu, the new FAZ chief shared a light moment with former Vice President Nevers Mumba and Inspector General of police Ephraim Mateyo …

 

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This is what it used to be, we were really “One Zambia One Nation” and the Zambian Chronicle would like to encourage this spirit within the Zambian Enterprise because Zambia is greater than any single one of us … thanks a trillion.

 

All pictures courtesy of the picturemonger.

 

 

Brainwave R Mumba, Sr.

CEO  & President – Zambian Chronicle

 

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kalu.jpgThe newly appointed president of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), Kalusha Bwalya, has been congratulated by World Soccer Governing body (FIFA) boss Sepp Blatter.

The Swiss assured the African Legend of FIFA’s support in his new role as head of Zambian football.

According to reports from kickoff.com, Sepp Blatter in a congratulatory letter challenged the former African Footballer of the Year award recipient to fully utilize his vast experience as player, coach and administrator in lifting Zambian football, and said he was looking forward to discussing relevant development projects with Kalusha and his new Executive grouping soon.

Blatter also added that the new FAZ boss now had in his hands a complex but exciting task of turning around the fortunes of Zambian football.

“Your incredible experience as a player who played all around the world, as a coach of the national team and as a FAZ vice-president represents an amazing asset for the achievement of your new mission which is the fulfillment of the dreams of millions of football lovers in Zambia,” Blatter said

“You now have in front of you the complex but exciting task to help the football in your country to reach new heights and to regain the international recognition it deserves, and in the task you can rely on my support and on FIFA assistance.”

Kalusha was last weekend appointed as the new FAZ President, defeating the incumbent President Teddy Mulonga in a landslide victory.

Awenlimobor Sylvester

Source: Goal.com

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Go to fullsize imageThe Zambian Chronicle has officially endorsed Kalusha Bwalya for the presidency of the Football Association of Zambia with immediate effect.  

We believe that Great Kalu has the necessary expert training, skills and administrative abilities needed in the next CEO of the Zambian Enterprise’s Soccer Fraternity. 

We don’t really need to ring bells for him here at the Chronicle because we believe that his whole life Action file photo of Luis Garcia (L) and Kalusha Bwalya (R) of Club Americais a testimony not only the contributions he has made to soccer franchises in Zambia and around the world. 

When you travel around the globe, two names are synonymous with the Zambian Enterprise and one of them is that of Great Kalu. I once traveled to a certain country where everybody just called me “Kalusha” when they learnt I was Zambian. classy-daddy-3.gif

Kalusha Bwalya is an international icon who has severely made the Zambian Enterprise proud. While we are cognizant of the fact that elections are a tough business, we wish him well above all else … thanks a trillion.

Brainwave R Mumba, Sr.

CEO & President – Zambian Chronicle

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By Kennedy Gondwe
BBC Sport, Lusaka


Image of the proposed stadium in Ndola

Teams might train in the stadium ahead of the 2010 World Cup

The Zambian and Chinese governments have signed an agreement for the construction of a 40,000-seater stadium in northern Zambia.

The signing ceremony follows a visit by a Chinese delegation to carry out feasibility studies at the construction site.

Delegation leader Zhang Zijun and Bizwayo Nkunika, the permanent secretary in Zambia’s ministry of works and supply, signed on behalf of the two governments.

The stadium, which will be constructed in Ndola in the Copperbelt province, will cost an estimated $70 million.

Sports minister Gabriel Namulambe said the country’s biggest-ever arena will be ready before the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

“The signing ceremony marks the beginning of the construction works,” he announced at the signing ceremony in Lusaka.

“This country will benefit from South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 World Cup if the stadium is completed.

“I am calling upon the private sector to come on board because we need a five-star hotel next to the stadium.”

Chinese ambassador to Zambia Li Qiangmin assured that the construction of the stadium would be completed before 2010.

But the signing ceremony will do little to cushion the nation’s current stadium crisis.

Zambia may play home matches away

Fifa has declared the Independence Stadium in Lusaka unfit to host matches, and Zambia may have to play their 2010 World Cup home qualifiers outside the country.

A parliamentary committee has also recommended the razing down of the stadium.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/7000480.stm

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Ian Porterfield, Soccer Player, Is Dead at 61

Published: September 15, 2007

LONDON, Sept. 14 (AP) — Ian Porterfield, who scored the winning goal in one of the greatest upsets in England’s F.A. Cup and coached several national teams around the world, died Tuesday. He was 61.

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The cause was intestinal cancer. Porterfield died at a hospice in Surrey, England, his family and the Armenian soccer federation said. Porterfield, a native of Dunfermline, Scotland , had been Armenia’s coach for the last two years.

Porterfield, a midfielder, is best remembered for the goal he scored for second-division Sunderland in the 1973 Football Association Cup final at Wembley Stadium. His right-footed volley (he was primarily left-footed) in the 31st minute led to a stunning 1-0 victory against the first-division powerhouse Leeds United.

Porterfield later coached several English clubs, including Chelsea and Sheffield United, before coaching outside Britain. He coached the national teams of Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, Oman, and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the Busan club team in South Korea.

He became Armenia’s coach in 2006. Last month, the Armenian team battled to a surprising 1-1 tie against favored Portugal in a qualifying match for the 2008 European Championship.

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Government salutes Chipolopolo boys

By James Muyanwa and Brenda Katongola

frontpic.jpgTHE Government has congratulated the Zambia national soccer team for qualifying to the 2008 African Cup of Nations finals after Sunday’s 3-1 win over South Africa and challenged them to bring the continental title back home following their splendid performance.

Chief Government Spokesperson, Mike Mulongoti said in Lusaka yesterday that the qualification was a surprise and a consoling victory especially coming barely three days after the burial of the late former national team player, Chaswe Nsofwa, who died in Israel last week after collapsing during a training session for his Division Two side Happoel Beersheba.

Mulongoti, who is Information and Broadcasting Services minister, said to ensure that the Chipolopolo brought the Africa Cup to Zambia for the first time, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) should start preparations for the Ghana finals now and the Government was expecting the association to draw up a budget for the preparations which it would look at.

He pledged the Government’s continued support to the sport and called on all stakeholders to rally behind the team and support it financially and otherwise saying that the responsibility was not just for the Government alone.

When asked if the Government was considering honouring the Chipolopolo players in any way, Mulongoti said that he could not commit himself to that but that Cabinet would look into the matter.

Asked if it was necessary to engage an expatriate coach after the team qualified under the guidance of a local one, Mulongoti said that the Government would continue to listen to those who were for and those who were against the idea before declaring its stance.

And soccer fans have continued to congratulate the national team for qualifying to the 2008 Ghana MTN-sponsored Africa Cup of Nations after defeating South Africa ’s Bafana Bafana 3-1 on Sunday in Cape Town .

FAZ treasurer, Rix Mweemba hailed the team for the good result and for making it to Ghana saying, South Africa have tested the bitterness of the loss that Zambia suffered in October last year in the first leg when they beat the chipolopolo boys 1-0 at Independence stadium in Lusaka.

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