CAF impressed with neatness at Livingstone General Hospital
Livingstone, August 14, 2014 ZANIS——-Confederation of African Football (CAF) Inspectors are impressed with facilities and the state of neatness at the Livingstone General Hospital.
CAF Head of delegation to Zambia, Amadou Diakite was amazed with the facilities in place at the hospital after he noted their capability to handle emergency related issues.
The CAF delegation is in the country for a week to inspect facilities following the country’s intention to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
And Livingstone General Hospital Medical Superintendent Namani Monze said Livingstone was known for hosting big events and the health institution was always on standby with experienced doctors to handle emergency cases and the AFCON would not be an exception.
Meanwhile, the CAF Inspectors toured the site government allocated for the construction of a modern stadium in Livingstone, which will have a provision for other facilities that would accommodate sport disciplines such as tennis.
And Sports Permanent secretary Agness Musunga said construction works at the site would kick off by the end of the year, and once completed local clubs such as ZESCO, would be using it for training purposes.
“The procurement process for a contractor is already underway and once preliminary works are done everything will be set to start,” she said.
While in Livingstone, the CAF Inspectors are also expected to inspect accommodation facilities at various hotels and lodges.
The CAF delegation, made up of CAF Executive Committee members, Amado Diorite of Mali and Adour Djibril of Chad, CAF expert, Paul Bassey of Nigeria, and CAF Manager, National Teams, Amr Fahmy of Egypt, was accompanied to Livingstone by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports, Agnes Musunga, and Football Association of Zambia President, Kalusha Bwalya.
Zambia, Algeria, Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Cameroon are bidding to host the 2019 AFCON while the Democratic Republic of Congo pulled out.