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Roan’s Kafubu Stadium to receive a face-lift

Time Posted: January 1, 2014 12:04 am

China Luanshya Copper Mines (CLM) has announced its plan to renovate Roan United’s Kafubu Stadium prior to the 2014 season.

CLM Spokesperson Sydney Chileya said the mining firm is expecting to rehabilitate Kafubu Stadium before the commencement of the 2014 season.

A committee has since been put in place to look into the plan.

“Definitely Kafubu Stadium will be rehabilitated,” Chileya said.

“We have a committee that has made recommendations on the matter and now we are waiting for the maintenance sub-committee to make a report,” he stated.

Luanshya’s Kafubu is one of the oldest stadia in the country.


  1. vote
    flag Iye says: Iye
    January 1, 2014 at 2:26 am |

    The problem, like Mopani, these facelifts they are doing are just patches on the old garments. What making a new stadium do these Mopani and compani don’t understand? Can’t they see Ndola and Lusaka Stadiums as examples of “facelifts?”

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      flag mj says: mj
      January 1, 2014 at 6:41 pm |

      @ Iye, Facelift means working on the old one to give it some good standard. Like you have said, ” just patches on the old garments?”

      Ndola and Lusaka Stadia were built from nothing. That is the difference, which is expenditure.
      To have a new ultra modern stadium like those, it calls for money, which I doubt a company like CLM can fully commit towards soccer.

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    flag T says: T
    January 1, 2014 at 2:32 am |


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    flag danny mwaba says: danny mwaba
    January 1, 2014 at 8:26 am |

    These Chinese ****** have failed to maintain Luanshya Trust School,not even toilet paper,how will they manage a big project at kafubu?We are paying huge sums of money so that we get quality education for our children but it does not translate into meaningful changes,am told miners are paying as little as K70 but outsiders are paying K 1500 per term.

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    flag Born and Breed says: Born and Breed
    January 1, 2014 at 11:04 am |

    We cant wait for this chaps to contribute something real to the community

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    flag Nkope sinyenga says: Nkope sinyenga
    January 1, 2014 at 1:25 pm |

    I remember once in 1957 when my late Dad then Club Chairman, took me with him to watch ROAN UNITED football team wallop Bancroft Blades; captained by no other than ‘Ginger Pensulo’. It was nice, well managed team with an ever-green pitch and neat stands.

    Like the Indians who first managed Roan Mine, and who for reasons only best known to themselves cannot assemble 11 men (out of over a billion inhabitants) to play this wonderful game of soccer, how do you expect the CHINESE to do it? You mean the entire country don’t know that it can never happen? It’s only our copper they want and nothing else, they will not bother about such infrastructure we are talking about. Little wonder my Dad (MHSRIP) used to say; “Never known of a stupid people like Zambians”….

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    flag LCD says: LCD
    January 2, 2014 at 11:04 am |

    At least it is a step in the right direction !

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      flag Temfwe Temfwe says: Temfwe Temfwe
      January 2, 2014 at 1:02 pm |

      Which right direction? When did you last see that stadium get any form of help? In living memory only Dr Mwenechanya helped to even to make it stand today. How many companies have come and gone…… trace of thoght about the community needs among whom they operate!! Sad news indeed. Bakabika fye ama benche for coaches ati ni facelift.

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