Several proprietors of Video Show houses in Lundazi district in Eastern Province are taking advantage of Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) pronouncements that it was unable to televise the Ghana 2008 Africa Cup of Nations because of its failure to secure more than K5 billion to beam the games live.

One of the proprietors of a pay video show house at Lundazi Main market who opted to remain anonymous, told ZANIS that he was happy with news and will take advantage to charge soccer fans who would want to watch the games on his Digital Satelite Television (DSTV).

He said although there were some few individuals in townships with paid-up TV channels, they could not meet the demand due to limited room capacities.

The businessman disclosed that proprietors of commercial video show houses are geared to meet the high demand of soccer lovers and said that several logistics have already been put in place.

And a check by ZANIS yesterday, found that owners of video show houses were busy giving a facelift to their broken benches, loors and repairing power generators in case of possible power failures.

Other proprietors were found expanding walls and sealing leaking roofs.

Meanwhile, a soccer fan, Nason Manda has appealed to Government to assist ZNBC with the balance of money needed to enable the national broadcaster pay for the required licence fee to show the games.

Mr. Manda said it was much safe to watch games in their houses rather than travelling long distances to watch the matches at the main market during nights.

The 2008 Ghana MTN Africa Cup of Nations kicks of this Sunday with 16 African national soccer teams eyeing the continent’s prestigious golden trophy.

A 30-member Zambian contingent consisting of players and officials including coach Patrick Phiri are already in Ghana in readiness for the tournament.

Zambia is in Group C with Sudan, Cameroon and defending champions Egypt.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. This is what we need. A country united and citizens aiding each other when the Govt. fails. Keep up the good work and do not charge a lot money. I think K500 is reasonable.

    “I have a dream that one day……” You know what I mean. Keep your haeds up and we will prevail.

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  2. I told you.. It is cheaper for local entrepreneurs to beam these matches and let the Zambian people pay a small token than the Over K5billion to even pipo who already have GTv and DSTV. Those f us with DStv let us open our houses and bars to screen for free at adjusted Beer price or soft drink Price.
    No let us put pressure on ZNBC to improve Infrastructure on the money they already collected for the AFCON broadcast purpose

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  3. Where there is a will, there will be a way out……viva non-scoring Chipolopolo!
    Zambians will watch ziiii goals!

    Zimya neighbour!

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  4. Our team shall be out within the first round…so no need to waste all that money to watch other teams play..? let us come to terms with ourselves…..honestly speaking zambia shall lose all the first games.

    cheers

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  5. Can one MOB JUSTICE chew on his/her words. You are more interested in watching EGOLI than being ‘on the ground’ Know where you are at aand show some BIG TYME PATRIOTISM !! IT Pays !!!!

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  6. KA MOB JUSTICE EVERYTHING PROVED YOU WRONG AND SHOWS US THAT U AN *****, ZAMBIA WON THEIR FIRST MATCH. GO ZAMBIA GO
    KEEP THE SPIRIT UP

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