Legends Roll Back the Years in Memorial Exhibition Match
The 28th Gabon Memorial ceremony brought together legends from different eras of the Zambian game that competed in an exhibition match dubbed the KK11 versus the Chipolopolo.
In the KK11 squad were players predominantly from the 1994 post Gabon disaster squad that famously reached the Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia while the Chipolopolo had some players from the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winning squad.
The match was organized by FAZ and the newly formed Zambia Coaches, Footballers and Multi-purpose Corporative Society.
On the field of play goals from Charles Kafula, Francis Kombe and Harry Milanzi gave the KK11 while the Chipolopolo netted through David Siame, Felix Katongo and Freeman Chabala.
Some of the stars of yester year that featured were Kenneth ‘Bubble’ Malitoli, Elijah Litana, Chris ‘Gaza’ Tembo, Harry Milanzi, Emmanuel Zulu, Sydney Mambwe, Allan Kawanga and Kabamba Kalande.
Others are 2012 Africa Cup winning captain Christopher Katongo, Laughter Chilembi, Bronson Chama, Given Singuluma, Mischeck Lungu and George Kapembwa.
Housing and Infrastructure minister Vincent Mwale and Lusaka City Council deputy mayor Christopher Shakafuswa featured as guest players.
The match also consolidated plans by FAZ to incorporate the legends in the FAZ structure with a proposal at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting to formalize their representation in the game.