Nkana players to be given land


The Kitwe City Council has promised to reward Nkana players with land after winning the 2013 Faz Super League title.

Kitwe Mayor Chileshe Bweupe said the gesture was to honour Nkana for winning a record setting 12th Zambian league title.

“What Nkana football club has done is not for themselves as a club. It is indeed for the entire City of Kitwe. They have brought glory and honour to Kitwe,” Bweupe said.

“If as a city we can empower them and help them settle that to me we would mean we would have done our part as a local authority.”

“We have seen celebrations at national level when Zambia won the Afcon. Why can we not do it by celebrating our very own young men who have put Kitwe back on the map?”

The title is Nkana’s first since 2001 before they fell on hard times and were demoted for the first time ever in 2004 before making a brief return for one season in 2008.

Nkana managed to hold their on during their second coming in 2010 finishing sixth that season, seventh in 2011 and 10th last term.

Meanwhile, Mufulira wanderers, who currently campaign in the second tier of the Zambian league, is the second most successful club with nine titles.

And Nkana now lead their Kitwe archrivals Power Dynamos by six titles.