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Kambwili tells CAF inspectors Konkola stadium will be expanded, Zambia has full fledged mobile hospitals

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MINISTER of Sport, Youth and Child Development Chishimba Kambwili
MINISTER of Sport, Youth and Child Development Chishimba Kambwili

Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili says the sitting capacity of Konkola stadium in Chililabombwe will be increased to over 20,000 from the current 15,000.

Kambwili says the government is set to increase the sitting capacity of the stadium as Zambia bids to host the 2019 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Africa Cup of Nations.

Speaking when he led a delegation of CAF inspectors at Konkola Stadium in Chililabombwe today, Kambwili said the stadium was poised to undergo massive rehabilitation works that would culminate into increased capacity from the current 15 000.

Kabwili told the inspectors that the stadium, which hosted international matches between 2005 and 2007, enjoyed a good spectatorship as the local residents were soccer loving people.

He said the stadium has excellent security and the behavior of fans was good therefore no fatal incidences have been recorded at the facility.

Kamwbili also told the inspectors, who later toured Konkola Mine Hospital, that government possessed five fully fledged mobile hospitals that could be availed to compliment the hospital in handling possible emergencies during the Africa Cup tournament.

The delegation of inspectors included CAF Committee member Amadou Diakite of Mali, Adoum Djibril of Chad, Paul Bassey of Nigeria and Amr Farmy of Egypt.

Konkola Mine Hospital, located close to the stadium, has modern facilities that could be used to handle possible emergencies and accidents during the CAF games.

The hospital currently provides medical services to over 5000 Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) employees in Chililabombwe.

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  1. Let’s consider Livingstone as well. Being a tourist capital and hosting Afcon matches can really be spectacular. Copperbelt already has Levy Mwanawasa stadium. Consider Chipata and Solwezi as well

    • LIVINGSTONE NEEDS ALSO AT LEAST TWO NEW MODERN (STATE-OF-THE-ART) STADIUMS. I WONDER WHY BUILDING STADIUMS IS NOT IN NATIONAL PLAN JUST LIKE ROAD CONSTRUCTION. ONLY TWO STADIUMS ARE NOT ENOUGH. MOREOVER, ZAMBIA MUST BE PLANNING TO COMPLETELY REVAMP THE COMMUTER TRANSPORT STRUCTURE. THOSE MINI BUSES BY NOW SHOULD HAVE BEEN A THING OF THE PAST ESPECIALLY IN ZAMBIA’S BIG CITIES. PROPER PURPOSE-BUILT COMMUTER BUSES SHOULD HAVE REPLACED THOSE VENDELELA UKO BUSES. PROPER BUS STOPS SHOULD HAVE TAKEN PLACE. I WONDER WHY AFRICANS ARE STUCK WITH SUB-STANDARDS ALL THE TIMES.

  2. Mobile Hospitals? Are these not the ones you so condemned while frothing at the mouth you shameless creatures. Stupet PF.

    • For all his weaknesses, MMD and RB were light years better than this thieving congolese kasai monkeys. Lies and lies. And so God, has punished their chief priest with pesitilence and weakness and unending torment for lying to all Zambians that he would do things in 90 days. He lied to Zambians that mobile hospitals were a waste of money. Abash lying congolese……God punish them still more and more and more and more

    • Shabanengo whatever you call your its only God who can do what you are talking about in 90 days think man and be smart micheal is a human being with big plans but with time he always perfom what he knows better GO GO PF UNTILL 2055

    • @NO.2, OF COURSE THOSE HOSPITALS WERE CONDEMNED BECAUSE WHOEVER BROUGHT THEM HAD NOT PLANNED FOR THE ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE. THEY NOW MAKE SENSE BECAUSE MOST ROAD HAVE BEEN WORKED AND NEW ONES CONSTRUCTED. MAN, YOU JUST YAP WITHOUT THINKING. OF COURSE THINGS WHICH ARE DONE FOR THE SAKE OF WINNING THE ELECTION WILL DONE WITH IMPUNITY. LOOK AT THE WAY ROADS WERE CONSTRUCTED IN RB AND OTHER PREVIOUS GOVTs AND THE WAY ROADS ARE CONSTRUCTED NOW. PF NEVER WAITED FOR ELECTIONS TO START INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT. FROM DAY ONE THEY STARTED WORKING FOR DEVELOPMENT. THE AMBULANCES HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN THE DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS AND THEY WORK WELL DUE TO THAT INCLUSION.

  3. What will cost Zambia hosting is not the stadia but other important facilities such as hospitals, hotels n transportation(air). I concur with those suggesting Livingstone because it is better placed in terms of hotels n if it is not there then our chances are more of divine intervention than personal effort. How many hotel facilities are in Chililabobwe to accommodate non officials? I think Ndola, Lusaka n Livingstone could have been better because they have more these.

  4. Maybe we should also include Milpark Hospital as the specialist department of the MoH! In fact we will also fly any cases and ebola cases to Masala Clinic to be quarrantined there!

  5. Why can’t these brainless guys at FAZ including their fat Kambwili not consider Kitwe which successfully hosted the COSAFA games last year at Nkana and Arthur Davies as one of the avenues for AFCON? Kitwe has a large hospital, it is the second largest city in Zambia, it is centrally located on the Copperbelt, has a large football loving population to fill up the stadia, and has hotels like Moba, Edinburgh and countless lodges. What was Kalusha and his minions thinking of when they ignored Kitwe?

  6. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THOSE SUGGESTING LIVINGSTONE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE HOSTING PLAN. ADDITIONALLY, I SUGGEST THAT SAMFYA SHOULD ALSO BE AMONG THE TOURIST TOWNS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PLAN. THIS IS BECAUSE WHEN PEDICLE ROAD IS CONSTRUCTED LUAPULA PROVINCE WILL BE THE NEW COPPERBELT/AGROBELT/TOURISMBELT AND NAME IT. THERE’S NO PLACE IN ZAMBIA WHICH COMBINES NATURAL BEAUTY AND RESOURCES LIKE LUAPULA IN GENERAL AND SAMFYA IN PARTICULAR. IF CAF IS A REALITY IN ZAMBIA IN 2019, THEN LET THE THE BEAUTY OF BANGWEULU FLOOD PLAINS MARKETING START WITH AFRICA CUP. AND MR KAMBWILI REMEMBER THAT TWO STADIUMS ARE NOT JUST ENOUGH FOR THE GAMES. WE NEED 10 MORE MODERN STADIUMS.

    • Do you think CAF can allow teams/fans and others to pass through Congo again after what happen to the Togolese team in Cabinda?

  7. abena zambia, let us stop talking from without, all those towns you keep on blowing your horns on are on the list and the caf team will be touring them. do you think you yourself, personally can out think all the heads at faz and ministry of sport. check on the FAZ fb page or past news on LT and you will see all the town schedualed to be inspected and the the stadiums aswel. so please if you can only suggest ideas that are not already in the pipe. hehehe sure, even if faz was full of sick people,how on earth could they leave out L/stone sure and kitwe?

    • Backbencher
      We’re speculating because the information is not readily available. I have been looking for the bid document, haven’t come across it. The FAZ website is full of so many old stories and difficult to navigate.

  8. #Maikalange, I totally agree with you. Kitwe is the home of football in Zambia. I too, fail to understand why these dander heads in FAZ and small elephant boss of theirs can’t think outside the box? Why take to a small town on the border na bakasaii when they can easily work hard in hard with Copperbelt Energy to expand Arthur Davies? If anything, it is high time Kitwe was considered for a modern stadium such as the ones which have been built in Ndola and Lusaka. We want a modern stadium in Kitwe…….such a facility will never be a white elephant unlike in other places ear marked such as Livingstone!

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