Stone Chibwe questions Zambian footballers passion for the game


Nkana legend Stone Chibwe has questioned the levels of commitment and passion among the the current generation of footballers in Zambia.

Chibwe charged that the players performance is not matching the amount of money they are being paid.

“These players are playing for money not love of the game. The are getting more money compared to their input,” Chibwe said.

“Look at these players, when we Nkana or Power Dynamos loses you will find players in bars instead of being remorseful.

When things are not good you will find that some players are not even concerned. To them losing seem to be a normal thing,” he said.

Chibwe challenged players to up their game.

“Let them play according to how much they have being paid. I am encouraging them to listen to their coaches,” he said.

Chibwe was a member of the Zambia team that competed at the 1974 Africa Cup in Egypt alongside Dickson Makwaza, Abraham Nkole, Simon Kaodi Kaushi and Benard Chanda among others.

He played for Rhokana United which was later renamed Nkana.

Chibwe coached Mindolo United where he groomed Peter Kaumba before serving as Nkana team manager for over a decade.


  1. Stone “Magelega” Chibwe! The players we used to watch in the 70’s with passion, stamina, and love for the country and the game! We miss you Sir! Rokana United and Zambia when Scrivener Stadium was the powerhouse of football!

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