Govt to hire busses, charter planes for selected fans to watch soccer in Harare, Ghana

Government says it is working on ferrying 400 soccer fans free-of-charge to Harare for Sunday’s Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) final round first leg against Zimbabwe.
Minister of Youth and Sport Chishimba Kambwili has also said Government is considering chartering a plane to ferry fans to Kumasi for next month’s crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Zambia.
Speaking at a press briefing in Lusaka on Wednesday, Kambwili said the chartering of “a plane or two” to Kumasi will depend on availability of funds.
Kambwili said Government has decided to ferry fans to Harare because supporters play a vital role in the team’s success.
He said fans who are interested to travel should provide their own accommodation, meals and a K50 for a ticket for the match.
Kambwili said the offer is open to Zambians with valid passports or other travel documents, and is on first come first served basis.
The buses are scheduled to leave for Harare today.
“I am happy to report that, as Government, we are doing everything possible to support the national team to succeed in all international engagements. Additionally, we strongly believe that while our technical bench and the players are well positioned to do their duty on the pitch, the role of a  soccer  fan can’t  be overlooked in our quest to attain victory,” he said.

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