ACTING President Guy Scott has encouraged national team players who were injured in a road traffic accident not to lose hope but remain positive.
And Scott has described Zesco United driver Mwiza Ndovi who died on the spot as a hero.
The acting President told the players that they will get back to their normal physical fitness and he urged them to remain confident.
Scott said this yesterday when he visited Lusaka Trust Hospital where Nyambe Mulenga is admitted and the University Teaching Hospital where Changwe Kalale is being treated.
The three were injured when a Toyota Hiace minibus they were travelling in collided with an oncoming Toyota Prado on the Great North Road in Lusaka on Sunday.
The acting President also assured the players of Government support.
On Ndovi, Scott said he was trying to save the passengers on the bus but ended up sacrificing his own life.
Meanwhile, Nyambe underwent a second operation on his fractured right leg yesterday.
And Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) communications manager Nkweto Tembwe said Kalale is expected to undergo further medical examinations while Sachimo Chakawa, who is admitted to Kabwe General Hospital, is improving.
Kalale suffered a fractured left leg and broken right arm.
Tembwe described the acting President’s visit as encouraging.