Three-time Africa footballer of the year Abedi Pele will be in Zambia next week to accompany the Africa Cup of Nations Trophy that is on a continental tour before heading back to next year’s Ghana finals.

The Africa Cup Trophy is on a continental tour courtesy of the biannual tournaments sponsors Stanbic Bank.

According to a statement from Stanbic Bank, the Africa Cup Trophy will be on display at three of its branches in Lusaka.

The branches are Lumumba, Matero including a stop at the Stanbic bank head offices at Woodgate House on Cairo Road.

They will also be an opportunity to meet Pele, who is the Stanbic Africa Cup of Nations Ambassador, at the Arcades Shopping Centre on December 7.

Times of when the Africa Cup Trophy will be on display at the four venues have yet to be announced.

“Who is better to bring the Trophy to the people, than the great legend himself – Abedi Pele. He inspires football fans all over the continent,” Stanbic Zambia Stanbic Bank Managing Director, Larry Kalala.

“By bringing the trophy to the people, we at Stanbic Bank are extending the rewards of being part of a Pan African Banking Group to football fans across the continent, giving them the opportunity to be part of this truly African competition.”

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36 COMMENTS

  1. Its a pity its just making its stop over. I can only hope the Africa Cup Trophy can come to stay in Zambia after Ghana 2008 next year, or most probably Angola 2010 AFCON. But we will get it one day ayway.
    Guys here is a report on BBC Africa on Patriotic kit for Zambia. What do you make of it.

    ‘Patriotic’ kit needed for Zambia
    By Kennedy Gondwe
    BBC Sport, Lusaka

    The Zambian government would like the national team to wear a more ‘patriotic’ strip at the Nations Cup finals in January

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  2. ‘Patriotic’ kit needed for Zambia
    By Kennedy Gondwe
    BBC Sport, Lusaka

    The Zambian government would like the national team to wear a more ‘patriotic’ strip at the Nations Cup finals in January.
    The team been wearing an all-white kit of late.
    But the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Sport, Bob Samakai, is calling for a return to the copper-coloured jerseys last used in the late 1990s.
    “Not so long ago, Zambia was identified at major tournaments because of the copper strip,”

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  3. I agree. The white strip does not mean anything. The green one was better. We should wear something that is a symbol of our nation.

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  4. I love the Copper and Black strip. we have five beutiful colours on our national flag which cab be used to come up with a lovely strip for our national teams.

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  5. Billy,The Copper jerseys that we had then were awful.The quality of material used was bad.The other problem is the manufacturers like Adidas or Nike used to use low quality material for African countries compared to some European Countries i don’t know whether this has changed.Also a complete Copper outfit is off.Maybe white with copper strips on the sleeves.
    Ladies are good with colors.Help ladies!Some colors alone are awful the need to blend with other colors.Though good point from the PS.

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  6. Lets hope the sight of the AFCON cup in Zed will motivate all soccer stakeholders to bring it home permanently.

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  7. I agree with you Sibs. Despite the fact that white has no identity to Zambia, white comes out well on our Chipolopolo boys. Like Sibs said, the combination of white and some copper will be alright.

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  8. Thanks Lusaka times for removing those kids who were posting insults on the blog or those that were insulting others because of their opinions. May God bless you LT. Big Up.

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  9. Proper colours no matter how awful will represent our identity. Remember, this is not a fashion parade. We need colours that represent Zed and its flag. Some countries have crazy colours but if that is what represents who they are then be it. Look at the Ivory Coast uniform, It looks not nice but represents

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  10. You know what I think Kemps atleast even if we use the copper they shud redesign the kits and not copper shirts and black shorts. Atleast copper shorts and shirts and some black and green stripes, something that looks attractive. In that case identity is not lost.

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  11. The coppershirts and black shorts look wonderful. The green on its own has been usurped by the Green Eagles so we wont look unique

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  12. It would be nice to use the copper and Black, with the green (designed to include the rest of our national colours) as an altertive.

    As for #4 I think he just made a mistake, there are four colours in our flag
    Cheers guys

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  13. i am for the return of all copper, shirts, shorts and socks. the yellow and black strip i think was also good. no international team to my mind uses yellow and black. you cannot argue with a minister bringing this up, i think it’s what the people have wanted for along time now.

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  14. i think it’s about time we returned to copper also copper/black. allot of people round the world watch afcon on tv now. we should be recognized…

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  15. Well done Bob Semakai!

    Copper is not an ugly colour, what we had in the past wasn’t actually copper. I think that all the colours in our flag can be used, but I definately think copper should be the main colour.

    Also, while we are at it. As our sponsors what else are Nike doing for us?

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  16. Bob Samakai actually brought up a good point. The white jersey used has no significance to Zambia.We have very beautiful colors and now that people are brainstorming,I think Zambia would look great in an all copper outfit. Imagine,copper shorts with a green band cum strips, copper socks, copper shirts with some red accents, hey in modern soccer it’s about looks too!A strong and striking outfit stimulates and projects confidence in the boys, just look at the outrageous colors Barca or Arsenal use

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  17. For once we have a politician who brings up a real issue!

    Without being repetitive, I concur with most of you who advocate for the use of national colours. All copper with strips of the remaining colours of our flag on sleeves and on shorts. Plus circular strips of the same colours close to the seams of socks. Sounds like a beautiful metissage of colour to me!

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  18. It`s a good idea returning to our national colours particularly Copper and whatever combination.
    I wish to slightly drift and bring up the issue of Patrick Phiri`s technical team or assistants that include the old madalas like Simutowe,Kabole and the rest of the mbiliyakale group.Bearing in mind how technically advanced soccer has developed,I am at pains trying to figure out what kind of value these old folks are going to add to the team.

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  19. Journalits please never use ZED in important articles. The headline looks too childish. Even Abedi will feel like he is only supported by “bakaponya”. Leave that language in streets and to these bloggers. Most of the acts are stupid like your current useless white jersey. Colors and coaches should associate to national identy. When are you Zambians going to accept yourselves? Limo mulelemba fye mu chiBemba… Ukukulila ku mushi lisambi sana…

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  20. Hi all, WIBILIMA your language, there are better ways of expressing what you had.

    About the out fit, I concur with national colours but I feel we should bring this to the public to design, thereafter, choose the most beuatiful design for our team.

    Cheers

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  21. we might have a ‘patriotic’ strip but more importantly, we do need to have quality sponsors to dress us. Most of our past kits have been way below standards. They cant even pass quality control. FAZ would make good money on replicas and overall, Zambia will be better represented

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  22. ndimwe mbewa nonse!! copper shirt shirts were very awful. lets think of something else akoswe inu

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  23. I have fond memories of the copper shirt ,socks and black short that was worn by the KK eleven those days. IT was a rich copper colour almost deep orange with three addida stripes on the sleeves and stockings. It was the nationa team trade mark. Each time i remember Zambia great national team players I remember them wearing these colours. Jani Simulambo.Alex Chola, Peter Kaumba, Godfrey Chitalu,Bernard Chanda, Emmy Musonda, Micheal Musonda, Milton Muke, Willie Phiri, Bizwell Phiri, Jack Chande..

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  24. Citzen you are right on, I recall the UMBRO sponsored dressing of Copper/black/Copper or Copper/black/Green that was nice. Kalu played in these colours at the time he introduced the “stockings down thing” remember guys ” ku ponya i sokoshi”. I recall we beat Cameroon 4-1 in Lusaka, just after they had been to the world cup months earlier in this strip, with Jack Chanda, Big Mike, Tanker Jericho Nshinde, Mwana Wakwitu etc starring in this game

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  25. We cant wait till the kick off of Afcon in Ghana.Hope the Zambian team is ready for the games,maybe with the boost of them in our national colours. You can surely do it!!!

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  26. I think we now have to eat the Inkalamo, Sudan naba Farao. i am 100 % sure we will reach the last 8 and from there anyting can happen. Mulenga, Mbesuma, Katongo, Sinkala, Sichone, Chansa, Edwin Phiri plus aba ku SA, we stand a better chance than ever

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