Typical of their call-boy or Kaponya attitudes, the PF regime has named a new stadium in Lusaka as Gabon Disaster Heroes National Stadium.
Sports minister Chishimba Kambwili claimed the decision was arrived at in a cabinet meeting held on Monday chaired by president Michael Sata (This is not true)
The 50,000 capacity stadium under construction in Lusaka will now be called Gabon Disaster Heroes National Stadium after the Zambia national soccer team that perished in the 1993 Gabon air crash.
“Cabinet has finally approved the name of Lusaka stadium, which will be called Gabon Disaster Heroes National Stadium. This is in honour of our national football team that perished in 1993 while on national duty,” said Kambwili who appeared to be speaking of the general disaster in PF.
The stadium, which is about 85 percent complete, is expected to be handed over to Government at the end of this year.
The Zambia Air Force Buffalo plane plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Libreville killing all the 30 passengers on board among them 18 players on April 28, 1993.
The team was on its way to Dakar for a 1994 United States of America World Cup qualifier against Senegal.