Former President Rupiah Banda thanks President Sata and government for facilitating his travel to Gabon
Former President Rupiah Banda has thanked President Sata and government for facilitating his travel to Gabon to go and watch the Africa Cup of nations finals. Mr Banda says he is grateful for the gesture.
The former President also says that he is happy with the unity exhibited by Zambians as the national team impressed at the Africa Cup of nations. Mr Banda was speaking at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport this morning before departure for Libreville, Gabon to watch on Sunday night final.
Meanwhile, first Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda has predicted a 2 -1 win for Zambia in tonight’s Africa Cup of nations final. Dr Kaunda was speaking on Sunday morning before departure for the final against Ivory Coast. The two former Presidents left on the same flight.
And Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Zhou yo Xiao has thanked Chinese company’s in Zambia for chartering a plane with 100 fans.
Meanwhile, Vice President Guy Scott is in the Gabonese capital Libreville ahead of ON Sunday night Africa Cup final between Zambia and Ivory Coast.
Dr. Scott who is leading a delegation of over 60 soccer fans arrived yesterday at Leon MBA international Airport in Libreville at 17:00 hours Zambian time aboard a chartered plane.
ZANIS reports that Dr. Scott is accompanied by his wife Charlotte, Information, Broadcasting and Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda, Agriculture Minister Emmanuel Chenda and other Senior Government Officials.
He was met on arrival by Gabonese Prime Minister Paul Biyoghe MBA and other Senior Government Official.
The Vice President later inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Gabonese defence forces.
Dr. Scott was later driven to the City of Democracy Presidential Villa where he will lodge for the time he will be here.
And Dennis Liwewe, Veteran Soccer Commentator has asked the Chipolopolo boys to conquer and die a little for Mother Zambia in the light of Sunday’s mouth-watering African Cup of Nations against Ivory Coast.
Liwewe, whose career spans over fifty years, attribute the country’s success at this year’s tournament to discipline, consistence and determination by the team.
Speaking at his Lusaka residence, the veteran broadcaster, also refused to accept that Zambia’s achievement at the tournament is out of sheer luck.