Soccer fans appeal to ZESCO against load shedding

Zambia national football team players celebrate their victory

Soccer fans have appealed to the Zesco to avoid load shedding as Zambia takes on Lesotho in a crucial world cup qualifier match at Ndola’s levy Mwanawasa stadium today June 8th.
Zambia Sports Fans Association (ZSFA) Patron, Peter Makembo, said Zesco should endeavour to provide electricity to the majority soccer lovers who will be watching the game at their respective homes.
In a telephone interview with ZANIS Sports in Lusaka today, Makembo thanked the business communities for facilitating the live coverage of the game for the majority Zambians who will not be at the stadium.
But by press time, efforts to get a comment from Zesco Public Relations Officer, Yami Zimba, failed as her mobile phone was off while Managing Director, Cyprian Chitundu, was reported to be in a meeting.
And Makembo has predicted that Zambia will beat Lesotho by a large margin in tomorrow’s crucial Brazil 2014World Cup qualifying game at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
Makembo also disclosed that over 15 buses carrying supporters were this afternoon expected to leave Lusaka for Ndola in readiness for tomorrow’s game.
He said the drivers have already been cautioned to obey traffic rules as the supporters will be singing and chanting Chipolopolo slogans all
the way up to Ndola.
Meanwhile, the Zambia Soccer Fans Association (ZSFA) has urged the team to remain focused during the match, saying this is the only game that will decide the team’s stay in the race to Brazil.
ZSFA chairman, Yotam Mwanza, said the players should not disappoint the massive fans who have shown strong willingness to cheer the team despite its recent poor performances.
Mwanza told ZANIS Sports in Lusaka yesterday and expressed hope that the goal drought the team has been experiencing could be reversed today as he predicted a 4-nil-win in favour of the Chipolopolo boys.

Zambia today takes on the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Levy Mwanawasa stadium tomorrow.
After the three matches played so far Zambia tops Group D with 7 points followed by Ghana on 6 points with Sudan on 3 points while
Lesotho is bottom on the group with 1 point.