Govt ponders evacuating injured players
Lusaka, December, 17, ZANIS—Government says it is ready to evacuate for specialist treatment national team players who got injured in a road traffic accident on Sunday.
Minister of Youth and Sport Chishimba Kambwili said the state is concerned with the state of the injured players and will ensure that they receive the best medical services.
He said government wants the players to receive the best medical treatment so that they can return to the pitch in perfect condition to ply their trade.
Kambwili said this when he visited Lusaka Trust Hospital where Nyambe Mulenga and ZESCO united club staff are 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.
Kambwili said government will give full support and will work closely with ZESCO united so as to meet any requirements needed during the recovery of the players.
He encouraged the players not to lose hope but embrace a positive attitude believing that they will play football again.
The Minister also appealed to the players’ families to notify government of any assistance they need to be rendered.
Meanwhile, Defender Nyambe Mulenga said he is recovering well and expressed gratitude to government for its support.
He said the visit of acting president Guy Scott and Sports Minister has motivated and given him hope for the future.
And father to Kalale, Bernard Kalale expressed confidence that his son who turned 17 years today will fully recover and return on the pitch again.