The late Fred Mwila Junior’s funeral ceremony has been tentatively set for next weekend.
His father and former Zambia coach Fred Mwila Senior confirmed that a funeral ceremony has been planned for next week in Kitwe.
Fred Mwila Junior died on Monday in Cairo Egypt after complaining of a headache and was put to rest the following day in Egypt.He is survived by a wife and three children him.
The late Mwila Junior had settled in Egypt since Zamalek signed him on in 2001.
Mwila senior said he had requested Faz through Zambia team manager Solly Pandor to retrieve the former Nkana and Zamalek wingers personal belongings in Egypt before a funeral ceremony in his son’s honor could be held for family and friends.
Pandor is currently en route to Egypt with Zambia ahead of Sundays 2010 World/Africa Cup Group C qualifying match against Egypt.
FAZ Vice President Emmanuel Munaile stated that the death of Mwila Junior was very shocking.
Munaile told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka yesterday, that FAZ expected that one day Mwila Junior would come back and contribute to the development of football in the country.
The FAZ Vice President said the bereaved Striker’s family should turn to God as he is the greatest comforter in this time of grieving.
ZAVOSOFA patron Peter Makembo said the death of Mwila was a very big blow to the soccer fraternity in the country.
Pastor Makembo said the late player greatly contributed to the development of soccer in Zambia.
He said Mwila was loved by many fans because of the way he played football adding that he was a good player.
The ZAVOSOFA patron added that Mwila was the only player of his caliber adding that many fans would miss him.