Soccer comentator Deniss Liwewe captured chatting with youths at the trade fair in Ndola.
Legendary Soccer comentator Deniss Liwewe captured chatting with youths at the trade fair in Ndola.

 

Veteran football commentator Dennis Liwewe has died.

Liwewe, 78 died this morning at Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital in Lusaka.

“He passed away this morning in hospital,” his son Ponga Liwewe confirmed en route to Lusaka from the Copperbelt.

“He has been in hospital with a Liver aliment.”

Ponga said a full statement will be released after a family meeting on Tuesday afternoon in Lusaka.

Liwewe was the voice of Zambian football for the last 45 years covering over 14 Africa Cup finals.

His most defining moment was in April, 1993 when he gave one of the most moving eulogies ever seen on Zambian television following the Gabon Air Crash.

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107 COMMENTS

  1. Look I do not know him, but listen:

    The little I have heard of him was that he was Malawian who settled in Zambia and did a lot for our country,
    both during commentaries and educated the people in knowing about football.

    This being said, he will be tragically lost, I hate when people die more so people, who if this is anything to go
    Did a lot for our country. So did my late father or those who knew him.

    His memories will last forever for those he touched and people that revered him.

    On behalf of LT readers and people who follow football, please pass our condolences to the family.
    A great loss for both Zambia and Malawi.

    His unique voice will live in all of us.
    MHSRIP.

    Thanks

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    • But why Dennis Liwewe? Still young. He deserved another 20 more year!!
      He lived such a wonderful life… Thank you God for sharing his life with us.

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    • It is a Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooal!
      Liwewe, you were a voice that kept us informed of the football game in Zambia.

      Now you have met the team you Eulogized 21 years ago. May God rest your soul and thanks for your unbeatable commentaries.

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    • Mushota you are partly right but no one educated Zambians about football. Soccer has been in the country ages before Denis migrated to Zambia. The love of football in Zambia is very strong such that if the team loses a number of fans die of shock. They always don’t believe that the Zambia national team can lose to any team. Even the team wins there again a few deaths out of excitement. Mushota, take time to rediscover your country. There are a few pluses about Zambia. Zambia is the brothers’/sisters’ keeper of all southern African countries as well as the liberator. Not the ones who championed the great Mandela’s funeral- US of A and the likes. Those were the greatest stumbling blocks for the total independences of the southern African countries. Just that we are humble. But if we

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    • from 1.5
      But if we had wanted, rather if we are like more assertive like our Nigerian brothers we could have blocked the American president from taking centre stage as they were the stumbling blocks. My advice to you is read more about Zambia and Zambians.

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    • You have gone to join the spirits of our ancestors. We wish you well in all your new travels, and please dont forget us. Do check on us from time to time.

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    • Rest in peace uncle Dennis

      by the way whats is George Chellah saying, is it a state funeral??

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    • He then remarked: “The state of affairs won’t remain like this forever. I will bounce back in the second half using a 4-4-2 formation.
      “If it means taking this match [sickness] to extra-time, I am ready.” RIP mukulwange!!

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    • Death is inevitale at a certain point in life; nevertheless, the demise of Mr. Dennis Liwewe has come as a shock to Zambia. The pain. The sorrow.
      What a loss!

      What he did (commentries), he did to the best of his abilities; he was highly appreciated.
      I still recall times when we cut volume on TV sets while watching Zambia play, in order to listen to Dennis’ commentries on radio. That voice. That speed and accuracy.
      Who will fill this space?

      And his relentless motivation to humankind: urging all to excel in their endeavors.
      When will it be?

      Dennis, you’re only gone in the flesh, in spirit, we will be together: forever!
      You, Zambia will never forget: ever!

      Over to you Dennis! ok, ok, ok, over to you dad!
      GOOOOAL!!!well son of Africa!

      God bless you all.

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    • MR LIWEWE YOU’RE AND WILL STILL BE MY HERO. I LAST LISTENED TO YOU IN AN INTEREVIEW WITH SA RADIO METRO’s ROBERT MARAWA ON CHIPOLOPOLO’S LIFTING OF THE 2012 AFCON CUP AND SADLY…….. I DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS THE LAST TIME I WAS HEARING YOUR VOICE. PUT IN YOUR OWN WORDS I’D SAY YOU WERE ‘SIGNING OFF’ . MYSRIEP.

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    • What a shock! am still touched by his death. May we give him the dignity that he deserves. His sons went to Libala Secondary School and so did I. The late Keegan Mumba was at Libala too, above all, they were my fellow Zambians. May their souls rest in eternal peace.
      Fabian Lungu-USA.

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    • You leave this Life to a silent one having Inspired Millions of Zambians. Even when you couldn’t actively be with the National Team, you still continued inspiring us though Future Search.

      What a Life well leaved? Mwende Bwino Shikulu. You will be greatly missed.

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    • INDEED! LET DENNIS LIWEWE’S SOUL REST IN PEACE IF THEY DO REST IN PEACE WHEREVER THEY GO! BE REMINDED DENNIS THAT YOU TOLD THE BOYS (GARBON DISASTER VICTIMS) THAT YOU WOULD MEET THEM AND IF YOU HAVE ALREADY MET THEM PLEASE NARRATE TO THEM HOW ZAMBIA MOURNED THEM.

      IN SOME OF YOUR COMMENTARIES YOU TOLD US ON RADIO:

      1) ANYBODY FROM SENEGAL IS A SENAGALESE (IN REFERENCE TO BAD REFEREEING FROM A SENEGALESE OFFICIAL);
      2) THIS REFEREE IS GIVING PENALTIES LIKE RIPE MANGOES IN SUMMER!
      3) THE MOZAMBICANS HAVE BEEN BAPTISED AND SHOWN HOW IT IS DONE AT AFRICAN CUP LEVEL. THEIR DEFENSE WAS SPLIT LIKE A SHARP KNIFE IN AN OVER RIPEN PAWPAW!
      4) WARRIORS, WORRIORS, DO NOT DANCE BECAUSE MIGHTY ARE TIGERS!
      5) THEY SAY AROUND MPATAMATO ATI BUWINA CUNGULO!, ETC

      GO, GOOOO, GOOOO DENNIS! GOOO!…

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    • You ran a good race Dennis! You proved your salt and God will prepare an honorable place in heaven……..Rest in peace dear Liwewe

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    • Ba UNZANDO, where is Dennis Liwewe’s daughter, Linda Liwewe?! She was in the class of 1981-85. And of course who can forget Buzz, Lufwendo (RIP), Cartesian, Simango, Biyela, Chimweta, Pitcain, George, Maliwa, Astridah ‘the neck’, et al.

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    • More like ZITUNDO, as we referred to it then. Linda is working for eNCA, as head of West Africa, based in Nigeria or thereabouts.

      Dennis, MYSRIP my friend, till we meet again.

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    • @PF leader
      Is linda Liwewe also known as kwangu Liwewe? the lady at eNCA calls herself kwangu liwewe,,,,
      just asking bro,,,,, not opposing PF or Sata

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    • @ SIMBWELO: How are you my friend and former classmate at UNZANDO? I was taken aback when you mentioned my name, LINDA Liwewe and the other characters led by Lufwendo (RIP). Does it mean that the people you mentioned were the most outgoing or dramatic? What about the likes of Gilbert, Nyanga, Chungu, Sievu, Mawala, Chibesa, NKhoma, Royval ( Lloyd), Chuma (RIP), Zingani, Cordelia, and others whose names I cant now recall even though I remember their faces? We were almost 100 students in the class. Our class was very active in soccer with a few chaps in the school team like Biyela, Simango, and one or two others. Our class had leading chess players in the likes of Gilbert and Simango. Where are these guys? Are they still alive?

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  2. Rest in peace sir. You made our life worth living when listening to a 2-band ITT radio. Will pass our condolonces with your daughter here in Joz

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  3. A total legend of Zambian football, whichever way you look at it. As kids we made simple radios using two transistors, a coil and arial just to listen to Denis Liwewe. That is how he inspired some of us a s kids. If an ITT Two or Three Band radio broke, I saw parents go to great lengths to repair them so that they can just listen to Denis Liwewe on Sunday.

    This was trully a legend and a great son of the soil. Go in peace. You did your part in uniting us. You ran your race with honour and dignity and you will not only be trully missed, but you will be remembered for generations to come and thank God for giving you an opportunity to see the team you so much loved lift the AFCON in your life time.

    Your deserve a state funeral.

    RIP

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  4. Rest In Peace Mr Liwewe. I will always treasure the moments I met you in South Africa when we lost to SA for a World Cup qualifier in 1997 and I still have the autograph you kindly signed off for me. You will be greatly missed by all – Our condolences to the Liwewe family.

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    • How could anyone with normal senses tick me down on this – is this what the world has come to? Shame on you whoever you are. This is a tragic story and please don’t use it for your political shenanigans.

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  5. Indeed a great loss to our beloved dennis. Some of us who grew up in the village it was him who painted the picture in your mind when he said things like ‘he turns 360 degrees precisely 1mtr from the corner flag and transfers the weight of attack to the left wing’

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    • …. in their own area, he dribbles two and he is clear on goal! The keeper has come out and tripped him! Surely? it must a peeeeeeennnnnnnnaaaaaauuuuuullllllllttttttttyyyyyyy to Zambia!!!!

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  6. Ba Mr. Dennis Liwewe forever you will be remembered…Best radio sports commentetor of all time…you brought football to our homes when the Zambia national football team was playing….RIP…

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  7. I personally knew Dennis from Chingola. The street he used to reside was named after him LIWEWE LANE.
    Could remember those days when you could be watching football in the stadium but still carried yellow and green 2 band radio listening to his commentaries too. He had his own rythm of commentary. Remember too when Zambia playing away and has scored, we could only hear IT;S A GOAL and you immediately dont know who has scored not until after the commercials only to hear ‘ CHANDA CHANDA CHANDA- BERNARD MAKES IT ONE ZERO TO ZAMBIA’ surely gone are days.
    And those days on TV sports you would find Dennis blending well with Haroon Gumra (LIVING) and the presenter Timmy Mvula (LATE).
    MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE.

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  8. ”Peter Kaumba crosses the ball and it finds the educated head of Alex Chola.” Rest in peace big man..

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  9. ….yes,,,,he deserves a presidential discretion for a national mourning….

    Just a mention of his name evokes childhood memories in most of the ‘young’ senior citizens(40 and above) who lived during an era when television sets were scarce in as far as ‘watching’ soccer is concerned..
    RIP

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  10. Ah! another golden heart taken away from us. This man had a talent for making us listen to games as if we were right in the stadium with him his intelligent quips cum mathematical calculations on cue left you dazed…’ This is Alex Chola ‘the computer’ he dances round the ball (fans cheer)..he beats one two players in his stride (loud cheering from fans) changing direction he transfers the weight of attack looking for Peter Kaumba ‘abaleye’ ..Peter go (fans cheer in unison)..Peter you are gone! Open fire!!!! Its a goaaaaaal…..Kaumba Kaumba Kaumba…(crowd cheers)…One goal to zero! to Zambia….it had to come…35 minutes and 16 seconds to go..what a goal….eeh…” MHSRIEP.

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  11. The end of an era, Late Dennis was the voice of every football lover in Zambia. My deepest condolences to his family and friends including his thousands of fans. Zambia has lost a kind human being . I him several times and he was a lovely man to talk to. We shall all remember his famous words its a banana shot, Zambia has massacred Nigeria 3 nil. Rest in peace Sir Dennis
    him several times

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  12. ‘Shapovalenko throws out the ball to Omakoulo who quickly crosses it to Viacheslav while Poliakov sprints down the middle…’ This was the beginning of a football radio commentary career that brought TELEVISION football to Radio listeners in Zambia.
    His worst moment…’Chilengi is going to take a penalty! Does Jones Chilengi take penalties? Here he comes… He’s missed! Chilengi has missed a penalty!’
    ‘The Aligerians move in, there is nobody there… we are in maningi trouble… they have scored!
    Farewell Dennis.

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    • I remember too Nkana v. JBK…Malitoli( elder brothher to Ken ), bunked-it for the Red Devils and to this day Liwewe’s “wail” rings in my ears:

      “…how can you give Mordon a penalty, how? Why, why, why give him a penaltiiiiiie ? he has never taken a penaltiiiiii…why? this is…this is…eeeeeeh a!..”

      Glorious and of course his “It’s a goal musical compilation” – teti tubwelele panuma willie phiri…Yes he is the chronik of zambian football who we shall all remember with a smile for the joy he brought US soccer fans.

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  13. “Both the world and Africa cup have eluded us ,we have failed to win a major trophy.I have travelled with you in the four corners of the world from the pacific realm in east to the Atlantic Ocean in search of Victory, I know your determination to Win” .These words moved my soul” …………MHSRIP.2012 we won a major trophy. before the cup these were some of his words
    “Wait and see on Sunday, there is no such a thing as Drogba or Yaya or Jevinho.wait and see “

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  14. Shirt no1…Efford Chabala, Mufulira wanderer, shirt no 2, John Soko….and shirt no 11 Kalusha Bwalya……Go well Denis Liwewe, Greet foe us your team of 93…greet Ucar and the rest. till we meet on the other side!

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    • 1. Efford Chabala; Mighty mufulira wanderers & zambai, 2. John Soko Kalulushi Modern stars & zambia, 3. Whiteson Changwe, Kabwe warriors & zambia, 4. Ashios Melu Mighty mufulira wanderers & zambia,5. Eston Mulenga , green buffaloes & zambia,6.Derby Makinka, Profund warriors & zambia, 7. Lucky Msiska – Professional, 8. Charles Musinda, professional, 9.Stone Nyirenda , professional, 10. Wisdom Chansa, power dynamoes & zambia, 11. Kalusha Bwalya, cercle brugges & zambia ….. RIP

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    • Zambia is indeed down by one player in the name of Denis Liwewe. Go well Baba, the tributes here speak for themselves. All tributes are great but one of the top 3 prizewinners is one Ardonis who has recited the line up of the KK 11 of the 1980s!

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  15. You watched football live on radio. Mr. Liwewe brought the game live to you with his graphic and highly entertaining commentaries. What a loss! You didn’t have to be at a stadium or own a TV to enjoy a game of soccer, you needed a radio.

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  16. ..kalu does a beauty turns round 360 degrees, passs the ball..we are within firing range it goes away.now theNigerians attack onthe left through Rusheed, we are in maninigi trouble…..the’ve scored.
    Dennis will be greatly missed R.I.P

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  17. ….’34 minutes gone, its still zero zero state of affairs…….Ponga,,,your comment’…..
    …’thank u Dennis….the mid-field seem to be lacking coordination with the up front….’
    …’ remember Ponga, I’m still your father……now here comes Alex Chola……’

    Ooh gosh!! i could have gone on and on but I can’t see what I’m writing anymore…my eyes are blinded with tears……

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  18. But one other marvel was:

    ” I know some of you at home are saying, Liwewe anama, he’s telling lies! but you have to see it, we have defeated migthy Italiiiiiiii ! 4-zero! yes you heard me right, 4-zeroooo!! Zambia-4-Italy-zeroo ! this is the youth revolution we need…Kalusha has a hat-trick! That italian wall has troubled many top european players…but this is Zambia babaaaa 4-nothing…Italy at sixes-and-sevens…”

    Yes that was the start of wonderful years for zambian football, an all zambian bench at that! Yes Kwangju 1988 was the year Kalusha became African footballer of the year…

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  19. Malitole to Jones mwewa, Mwewa to Charles Musonda, Musonda to Debby …….. on a one- two, to Lwisa and kalusha it is a goaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal….Ponga, what can you say? Oh Dennis we” wacthed” football from the radio and may God almighty bless your glorious entry into his kingdom.

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    • Yaya………..they are overlapping with dangerous runs into our territory….we are trouble…..Nigeria has scored……….

      Dennis, you brought the far away forays of our might KK11 right into the villages through the ITT Supersonic 2 band radios of the 70s and early 80s! More important you were an english classroom centred on the number 1 sport!!

      Hamba kashe…….!!!

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  20. Another one of our legends has been taken away from us. Looking back at his time in the commentary box, there is no doubt that he deserves a special place in the annals of our soccer history. The father of Zambian football is no more!

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  21. You have died in Christ and so will you rise in Christ when He comes in Glory. Very consoling indeed that such a great man was humble enough to lower himself in the presence of God. He was born again. John 3 verses 1-7 and Romans 8 verse 11.

    Isaiah 9 verses 6 and 7 talked about such a one and Jesus Christ met the description.

    Thank you Mr Liwewe for having timely accepted Jesus Christ as your personal saviour. It is on this basis that one can say May Your Soul Rest in Eternal Peace (MYSREP) Amen.

    Without Jesus in your life there would be no peace – John 14 verse 6 ” I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me”. And you still doubt that Jesus was the Son of God? Poor you. Dennis got it right.

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  22. Oh Dennis Liwewe…as a girl I had no interest in football but when Dennis Liwewe was on the radio I would be riveted to his commentary. You could almost see the football pitch and see what the players were doing by just listening to him.Ofcourse I knew better than to disturb any of my parents when Dennis Liwewe was talking. Ah this is sad it feels like the Zambia I grew up in is no more with such greats as Dennis Liwewe no more.May the angels of God welcome you into Heaven.MHSRIP

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    • I watched Godfrey Ucar Chitalu, Kazadi, etc through Liwewe’s commentaries too. Liwewe introduced me to the power of the mind that it can see, what one cannot physically see with the eyes…..!!! Make no mistake, some of the blind folks have a better vision than people with sight.

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  23. His voice on the radio was enough to scare me off whenever Zambia played Malawi. I am saddened!

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  24. Very sad indeed Rest in peace Mr.Liwewe,we shall remember u until we meet again on the otherside.

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  25. Very sad indeed. I ve remembered thoz sweet days when we wud listen to football commentaries.

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  26. Mr Denis Liwewe, definitely Zambia will miss you including none soccer fans. My heart goes to the family.

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  27. Against Zimbabwe……..
    “Its a goallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll! We have slaughtered them we are now just eating the carcass”

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  28. He in 1968 nicknamed Godfrey Chitalu as ‘Ucar” because of Ucar’s fast running exploits on the pitch and goal scoring expoilts. Ucar remains probably the greatest stricker Zambia has ever had.
    Legends are born. Yes Dennis was a gret inspiration to many in our time.
    May the Grace of God Almighty receive his soul.

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  29. Ucar scores against russia in the olympics:

    “We have scored against a supper power!!!!!”
    “Here they come again with their tankers and submarines against a third world country……..but we hold them at bay with our Assegais……..”

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  30. Very sad indeed.Iam at a loss of words.He did great work for Zambia and layed a strong foundation for future Zambian commentators.He ran his mile.My condolences to Silvia,Ponga,Kwangu,Liwewe,the whole family and indeed the Zambian people.MHSRIP.

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  31. The Place: independence stadium
    The year: 1989
    The game Zambia Vs tunisia

    “…. and here comes the tunisians now…Charles Musonda takes over hee turns 180 dgrees looking for Kalusha Bwalya on the left wing,…now kalu to Derby Makinka…makinka beats a Tunisian dfender….crosses the center circle…derby let us haaaaamer them…..its a gooooool derby mamakinka…mankinka derby!…1 goal to zero Zambia in the lead….”
    Go well Deniis Liwewe …hamba Gashe wena we Ndlovu!

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  32. One of the greatest assets Zambia had ever produced. He is a legendary not only in Zambia but Africa and the World. He is a former BBC commentator! What a loss!

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  33. Totally sad. I remember back in the day my mum would tell me to reduce volume ku TV where Frank Mutubila or someone was mumbling the commentary and turn up the volume ku radio where Dennis’ powerful voice was thundering out an earth shattering commentary. You will be greatly missed big man.

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  34. I remember this man of the Soil. At one time he made Thomas Mlambo laugh out his lungs when he said that he (Dennis) coughed out more than 2 billion words during his soccer commentary career. He brought us relief even when Zambia lost, it was with honor and dignity. And when Zambia won, it was the opposition did not have any chance against the KK 11. “Already intercepted 5 meters deep in the enemy territory. There is a huge crowd here enjoying 15 years of peace and tranquility. Here look at that bad pass as Alex Chola turns 360 degrees!!!

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  35. ” It is a GOAL” pick it up PONGA!
    MSHRIP Great MAN, until we meet again in eternity.

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  36. Even when Zambia was losing, just to hear the voice of Dennis was consolation. You did your part, go in peace. We shall greatly miss you. Hearty condolences to your family and Zambians wherever they are.

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  37. At one time voted by BBC as best football commentator of the world. When you went to a stadium in the 70s and 80s to watch a Zambian league match or an international match involving Zambia and when you got to know Dennis Liwewe was going to run the commentary, you not only longed to see Zambia’s football greats but also see Liwewe come down to the football pitch before he climbed the stairs into the commentary box. No matter the difficulties we went through in soccer and economically, Dennis never forgot to say, “We shall overcome, bwana”. He was a great optimist and always looked forward to the day Zambia would win the Africa cup and World. He usually stated he would not mind dying after Zambia had achieved that feat. At least Zambia won the Africa cup in his life team. Rest in Peace.

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  38. The Place Independence Stadium
    The year :1985
    The game: Zambia Vs Nigeria

    “…..here come Ashios Melu…..long pass to Jack Chanda…he is sorrounded by the nigerians….back pass to Mike Chabala…Kalu takes over drbbles his way thru…a loose ball to jack Chanda….to Luck Msiska mwana wa kwitu….bak to Chanda….let us hammmer ….its a Goooooooal…jack chanda chanda…..zambia has only 6 million pipo…we have hammred them they have more 100 million pipo to choose fromm…”

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  39. Its so tragic to be encountered by such big blow. I’m shaken to hear this. We have lost a great asset as a country. MYSRIP I wll greatly miss you sir. Ponga condolences! Condolences to the bereaved family

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  40. Zambia is indeed down by one player in the name of Denis Liwewe. Go well Baba, the tributes here speak for themselves. Just a note that it was a penoteeeeee….not a penalty in the words of the great man
    @ Simbwelo and PF, Kwangu Liwewe the eNCA West Africa fellow was at UNZA in the first half of the 1990s where she pursue a degree in Mass Com. Obviously younger than Linda

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  41. Too Sad. Liwewe. I picture him standing face to face with Ucar Godfrey Chitalu. I guess that loverly picture still exist. May he be buried at Independence Stadium besides the fallen heroes who died off the coast of Gabon. He would have died with them had he not missed that Zaf plane.anyway he deserves to be counted in the history of football commentry.

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  42. The Good Lord Jehovah allowed Mr. Liwewe to Witness the miraculous lifting of the Africa cup of nations. Jesus called him home to rest now. We should rejoice for Mr. Liwewe made us all happy.

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  43. And then I remember very well once we were in secondary school and we had friends who owned TVs, we would visit to watch the [email protected] pictures in black&white… we would turn off the TV volume (with slow ‘b0ring’ commentary) and turn on the radio to listen to Dennis Liwewe. We didn’t care if the voice and TV pictures were not in sync or whether the signals interfered with each other. Oh man this is so sad!

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  44. I could argue with confidence that no one knew the fibre, the bread and butter of Zambia football (at least in the late 80’s and early 90’s) better than this man, no one.

    He was the reason uncle Chris (RIP) sent me to run 1 hr to the Boma to go and buy 4 ‘Ever Ready’ batteries (ma mbatili). Dennis is the only reason uncle Chris convinced me to take a bath; do my homework and do house chores. Oh Mr Liwewe, man you have no idea how much influence you had on my upbringing… May Your Soul Rest In Eternal Peace!

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  45. A true Legend. Using his rare gift of eloquence combined with speed, Dennis Liwewe turned Radio football commentary into an Art, through which millions of us listeners could ‘watch’ the match with our minds. It was like a fourth dimension. MHSRIP.

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  46. Anyone remember any commercials that followed just after Zambia scored and before Dennis rejoined on the other side? I recall “new londe ku Matero, number 1 mu Lusaka’. LOL.

    Anyone with recorded copy of a Zambia game, could you please upload somewhere online (You_Tube or somewhere), thanks.

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  47. RIP Mr Liwewe. You were a breath of fresh air on those Sunday afternoons – we eagerly awaited your voice to give us a ‘first hand picture’ of the action on the pitch. You made Zambia’s interest in soccer reach ‘dizzy heights’ and placed us on the world map. Go well.

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  48. Denis Liwewe, Go in peace tata. My humble request to the family, Can the man who loved soccer so much, the man who brought the love of soccer in every Zambian home be buried at the Independence Stadium next to his KK 11 boys? just a humble request to the family and Government

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  49. may his soul rest in peace ,football without charismatic denis its up to the upcoming youngsters to fill the void

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  50. – “A MINUTE IS A VERY LONG TIME IN FOOTBALL! I TELL YOU BECAUSE OF MY 39 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE”!

    – “WE ARE DOWN BY A GOAL TO NIL BUT TIME IS REALLY FLYING! I KNOW WE CAN EQUALISE ISN’T IT LAZAROUS KANYUNGU”?

    – “IT’S TIME UP REF.! WHAT IS THAT REF. DOING MACHA? HE SHOULD END THE GAME NOW! BUT WE STILL ARE LEADING BY ONE GOAL TO NIL AND THE EEEEEND:!

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  51. .ngLiwewe was a commentator extra-ordinary, imagine people watching a game at independence stadium at the same time listening to a radio, humanism hill, in streets, markets his voice would, blare the air, he made you”see” the game on the radio,he was good at nicknaming players, one of my favourite commentaries that i still have is the game between Zambia and Tunisia in a crucial 1990 World cup qualifier in Tunis, Zambia needed just a draw, 10minutes to full time, Tunisia scored from a free kick ,and he went like this ” free kick to Tunisia,this is dangerous and a yellow card has been flashed, i don’t know to who?one goal will obliterate everything i tell you, zambians are being pushed backwards it is like watching a hanging here,Effort Chabala is asking for cover, they have…

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  52. What a life, well spent !! There will never be another one like Denis Liwewe !! Does anyone know how I can get a copy of his famous rallying song with the Nurses at Nchanga North Hospital done in the early 1980s ? Teti tubwelele panuma ba Chitalu, Willie Phiri, Simulambo etc. Great stuff and a great life. MHSRIP

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  53. 1.4 you are very foolish and an ***** why do you wish other people death and you are such a coward and we know whom you refer to as SA satana wamuntu.Just wait its you who will die not what you think it will never happen again

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  54. From Zimbabwe, also, I used to listern to the legendary Liwewe, especially when KK11 was playing. I could visualise the Independence stadium or the Arthur Davis stadium, he would say i quote “we are broadcasting from the western direction, looking towards………, Zambia defending the southern end goal area while the visitors defending the northen goal” Our own Evans Mambara (late) copied a lot of from Dennis and brought soccer into our homes. May your soul rest in peace.

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