Sata delegates Kambwili to represent him at AFCON, promises to facilitate fans trip if Zambia reaches the final
President Michael Sata has delegated Youth and Sports minister Chishimba Kambwili to represent him at the closing ceremony of the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
President Sata was invited by his Gabonese counterpart to attend the closing ceremony and final of the Africa Cup of Nations, which will take place in Libreville on February 12, 2012.
“Since I will not be availbale for this engagement, I have instructed the Honourable Minister for Youth and Sports to represent me at this important event,” President Sata said.
And the Head of State has sent his best wishes and luck to the Zambia National Soccer Team in this evening’s quarter-final match with Sudan in Bata in mainlaind Equatorial Guinea.
“So far so good and as President of the Republic of Zambia as well as Patron of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), I wish to encourage the nation to rally behind our Chipolopolo boys even as they aim to lift the 2012 Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy,” the President says.
“Our boys have worked very hard to reach this stage and we can only wish them luck and victory. If our team reaches the finals, I pledge to fully support and facilitate the entry of the Zambian soccer fans into Libreville.”