Opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has urged the Chipolopolo boys to die for mother Zambia in today’s decisive encounter against Uganda in Kampala and insure qualification to next year’s African Cup of Nations.
In his goodwill message to the Zambia national soccer, Mr. Hichilema said a victory against the Cranes of Uganda will be the best early independence gift for the Zambian people.
Mr. Hichilema has also urged Zambians across political divide to rally behind the national team in prayers so that the boys can defend the cup in South African next year.
He said he was sure of a good result in Uganda despite playing away from home and will join the rest of the country in cheering the national team.
Mr. Hichilema has also called on the Zambian government to handsomely reward sports men and women who bring pride to the country.
He called for more investments in sports infrastructure as it was one way of creating gainful employment for youths in the country.