Zambia will successfully host COSAFA tournament-Mubukwanu

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Zambia will successfully host COSAFA tournament-Mubukwanu

Lusaka, February 11, ZANIS —The Zambian government is confident that the country will successfully host the 2013 Council for Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) senior challenge cup in July this year.

Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport Nathaniel Mubukwanu said for Zambia to be chosen to host the event shows the council believes that the country had the capacity.

Mubukwanu told ZANIS sports in a telephone interview in Lusaka today that with this development, government would ensure that Zambia does not fail to host the prestigious regional tournament.

He said government believes that Zambia has better sports infrastructure now than before and that this would contribute to the hosting of the event.

Mubukwanu pointed out that government, through his ministry, would work closely with other stakeholders such as the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) for the successful hosting of the event.

He disclosed that the Ministry of Youth and Sport would in due course convene a meeting to discuss how the tournament could be hosted successfully.

COSAFA and the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) recently signed a broadcasting deal for the national broadcaster to televise the tournament in July this year.

The COSAFA championship was last held in Zimbabwe in 2009 when Zambia lost 3-1 in the finals to that country.

Zambia has won the COSAFA trophy three times.