Win game against Mozambique, Chipolopolo urged
Lusaka, November 7 ,ZANIS—Soccer fans have urged the Zambia national soccer team to honour the late President Michael Sata by qualifying to the Africa Cup of Nations tournament which will be hosted by Morocco next year.
Zambia Sports Fans Association (ZSFA) patron Peter Makembo said the Chipolopolo boys must aim at winning the last two Africa cup qualifying matches in honour of the late President Sata.
Makembo said the late President should be honored because of his great contribution to the development of football in the country in the last three years he was in power.
In an interview with ZANIS Sports in Lusaka today, Makembo also urged the team to ensure that it collects maximum points in the last two qualifying matches to brighten the chances of qualifying to the tournament.
Zambia takes on Mozambique on the November 15 in Maputo four days after the burial of the late President Sata.
The Chipolopolo, who are second in Group F on five points, will then host Cape Verde in the last qualifying match on November 19, 2014 at the Levy Mwanawasa stadium in Ndola.
And Makembo has appealed to government to assist soccer fans willing to travel to Maputo to cheer the Chipolopolo as they take on the Mambas of Mozambique.
Makembo said the Mozambique game is a tricky encounter for Zambia hence the need to have a huge turnout of supporters to drum up support for the Chipolopolo.