THE Chipolopolo Soccer Fans Association salutes Govt for free transport

Zambia Sports Fans Association

THE Chipolopolo Soccer Fans Association (CSFA) and Zambia Sports Fans Association (ZASPOFA) have saluted Government for providing two buses to ferry fans to Harare for tomorrow’s 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) last round first leg against Zimbabwe.
A 60-seater bus has been allocated to CSFA and the other one to ZASPOFA.
CSFA chairperson Yotam Mwanza said in Lusaka yesterday that the gesture shows that President Sata and the Government want Zambia to qualify for the CHAN finals billed for South Africa.
“We thank Government, the Minister of Sport and Youth Chishimba Kambwili and President Sata for providing fans with buses to ferry us to Harare. We are travelling tomorrow (today) and the Chipolopolo boys are assured of total support,” Mwanza said.
He also called on Government to charter a plane to ferry fans to Kumasi for next month’s crucial 2014 Brazil World Cup qualifier against Ghana.
And ZASPOFA chairperson Peter Makembo said the Sata-led administration is a listening one.
“As ZASPOFA we are grateful to the government and we thank President Sata through the hardworking Minister of Sport Chishimba Kambwili. This shows how serious President Sata is in promoting soccer,” Makembo said.
He said fans will reciprocate the gesture by “making a lot of noise” at Rufaro Stadium.
“He (Sata) is a listening President and he has heard the cry of the fans. We are going to Zimbabwe to cheer the boys to victory,” Makembo said.
And ZASPOFA called on corporate organisations to help finance accommodation and food for fans while in Harare.
“Most of my members do not work and where are they going to find money for accommodation and food? We are just coming from the COSAFA tournament, which we supported. They (fans) need food so that they can blow the trumpets for 90 minutes. You need to eat to be able to blow the trumpet,” Makembo said.