A thunderous welcome awaits the newly crowned Champions of African football when Air Chipolopolo touches down at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at about 13:15 from Gabon.
Zambia emerged victorious in last nightâ€™s Africa Cup of Nations finals against Ivory Coast.
The Chipolopolo boys shot down the elephants via penalty shootouts after 120 minutes of entertaining football ended in a stalemate.
The Chipolopolo Boys Coached by French man Herve Renard made history by ending Zambia’s wait for the elusive prestigious African trophy.
Celebrations in the capital Lusaka and other towns have continued from the early hours of today when the Copper Bullets were crowned Kings of Africa football.
Fans blowing vuvuzelas and Honking have characterized Lusaka as fans express their excitement at what will remain a memorable day in Zambia’s history.
And QFM News reports that fans have lined up along the Great East road to catch a glimpse of the victorious Chipolopolo boys.
The procession from the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is expected to proceed to the show grounds were some activities have been lined up including the official presentation of the trophy to Vice President Guy Scott.
And scores of jubilant fans have walked to Kenneth Kaunda international Airport to welcome the champions of African football.
And some of the fans talked to said the national team had done the nation proud by winning the cup for the first time in Zambia’s history after making it to the finals in 1974 and 1994.
Love Tembo has Told QFM that Zambia’s victory has put the Chipolopolo boys under spot light especially with the European clubs.
He said that should opportunities come up it will be important that the boys are exposed to western soccer to advance their skills.
Another soccer fan Mutale Monde has observed that recalling of Herve Renard was worth it and that government should ensure that it revises his package to stop him from going for greener pastures.
He noted that the French coach has built the confidence of the team a situation that caused the team to beat African soccer giants Senegal, Ghana and Cote’ d’voire during the tournament.
And more fans have congratulated the national team for doing the country proud and have hoped that the team works towards making its first ever appearance at the next world cup.
The fans had this to say to the chipolopolo copper bullets.