LUSAKA, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – His Excellency Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia, is deeply saddened at the death of legendary football commentator and administrator Mr. Dennis Liwewe, who died in Lusaka today.
In his message of condolences to the Liwewe family, President Sata said the late Mr. Liwewe was an icon who revolutionised Zambian football through his commentaries and many administrative roles he played.
The President said Mr. Liwewe was a reservoir of knowledge in football and leaves a legacy of great patriotism and passion for sport.
“I have known Dennis for many years as a passionate football commentator who helped raise the standards of Zambian football to the level it is today. Dennis has been part of the country’s football journey through the many successes and challenges, and at no time did he drop his chin,” the President said.
The Head of State said Mr. Liwewe was also a vibrant journalist who discharged his duties professionally.
“It is my strong belief that upcoming leaders in sports can tap some wisdom from the life of this great son of Zambia. His passing is a great loss not only to the Liwewe family but to Zambia and Africa as a whole,” the President said.
“On behalf of the Government, the First Lady and indeed on my own behalf, I convey my heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the Liwewe family. I ask God to grant the bereaved family comfort and strength during this period.”
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