Information has emerged that the PF regime has refused to help the family repatriate Dennis Lota’s remains from South Africa.
The family members are fearful that they maybe forced to burry the footballer in South Africa.
This was after politicians took turns eulogizing how great he was. One senior politicians said in a statement written for him that ‘Indeed, he was a great and talented compatriot who flew our flag higher than we had expected and imagined in diverse territories or boundaries. No doubt, Dennis will be deeply missed by many both home and abroad. May the Almighty God grant the bereaved family fortitude and comfort during this painful period.”
He flew the flag for Zambia but they are failing to fly his body home.
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) said they are ‘trying to see what they can do.’
Lota died in South Africa after a short illness.
Lota played for Chipolopolo, Zambia’s Africa Cup of Nations squad in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002.
He moved to Moroka Swallows in 2004, and also played for Mpumalanga Black Aces, Witbank Aces, FC AK, Amazulu and Dangerous Darkies.
In 2011, Lota was made first team assistant coach at Swallows, after being a reserve for the second team.