-President Sata has described Zambia’s hosting of the Southern African Confederations Cup (COSAFA) as historical.
Mr Sata said Zambia’s hosting of the COSAFA cup will enable the country host bigger tournaments such as Africa cup of nations among others in future.
The president has since called on the soccer funs to attend in big numbers to cheer the COSAFA cup games that will be taking place in different venues.
The head of state said this in a speech read on his behalf by Chiefs and Tradition Affairs Minister at the official opening ceremony of the CASAFA senior challenge cup at Nkoloma stadium in Lusaka today.
Zambia is hosting the COSAFA senior challenge cup where a total of 13 countries are participating.
Meanwhile Namibia has beaten Mauritius by two goals to one in an exciting encounter played at Nkoloma stadium in Lusaka this afternoon.
Namibia scored a goal in each half before Mauritius replied towards the end of the game.
The next encounter will be on Monday where Namibia will be taking on Seychelles at the same venue.