Bowman Lusambo secures 20 000 tickets from KCM for AFCON matches for Copperbelt Soccer Fans

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KCM CEO Stevin Din shakes hands with Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo after donating 20,000 AFCON match ticekts
KCM CEO Stevin Din shakes hands with Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo after donating 20,000 AFCON match ticekts
Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo on Friday secured 20,000 AFCON match tickets from Konkola Copper Mines Plc for Copperbelt based football fans.

On Wednesday, Hon. Lusambo who is also Kabushi Member of Parliament launched an appeal for organisations to donate match tickets for Copperbelt fans to watch the ongoing prestigious tournament at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

He set the ball rolling with a donation of 2,000 tickets from his personal funds and now KCM has joined in and donated a whopping 20,000 tickets for the remainder of the tournament.

Speaking after concluding the talks, Mr Lusambo said he was pleased that KCM has become one of the first organisations to respond to his call for corporate organisations to donate to enable football fans to watch the matches.

He commended KCM for showing strong commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and understanding the mood of the nation.

“His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has on several occasions demonstrated that through sport, our nation can be reunited and this again is evidenced by the manner in which the performance of the Under 20 national team has reenergised the nation,” Hon. Lusambo said.

He added, “It is very encouraging to see companies operating in this country responding to our call and KCM has wasted no time in donating the 20,000 tickets.”

Hon. Lusambo revealed that other corporate institutions such as Zambezi Portland Cement and several others have also responded by donating tickets for the matches.

“We still want more companies to come through and be part of the history. They can contact the Provincial Administration and make their donations. Football is our country’s number one sport and brings so much joy. Our target remains to have very good seats in the stadium taken up,” Hon. Lusambo said.

The open wing tickets will be distributed through specially mounted booths near the entrance on a first come-first serve basis.

A special number from the KCM tickets will reserved for KCM employees on the Copperbelt with their identity cards to ensure easy entry to the match venue.

KCM Chief Executive Officer Steven Din said the mining giant is proud to extend its long-standing relationship with Zambian football.

Mr Din has since congratulated the Young Chipolopolo on qualifying to the FIFA 2017 Under 20 World Cup in South Korea and for making it to the semi-finals of the Under 20 AFCON tournament.

“We wish them the best in their remaining fixtures and have absolute confidence that they will secure the trophy,” Mr Din said.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. A sign of poverty, When people can not even afford a football ticket just know that the country is in free fall, No leadership, No vision, Mulechimona, Tamulati bana ba Zambia, Mukalanya ameshi muli Lungu.

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    • I can totally relate! At my worst, I would eat a bag of gummy bears and jump on the trmdleial until I burned the exact number of calories. Luckily, we can learn from the past and stop the insanity!

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    • True Jay Jay and to think there are pupils out there who have made it to grades 8 and 10 still grappling to source funds that would enable them proceed with school. Here is someone “working hard” sourcing funding for tickets to 90 minute leisure! “The world isn’t fair, is it?” – Ska in The Lion King.

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  2. @Bantubotatwe: There is nothing wrong in soliciting for tickets. The whole point of hosting such an important event is what matters.You host and make sure that the stands are filled up. Who doesn’t know that we are poor. Even in our poverty we can be proud that there is a Lusambo who is committed to lifting the spirits of those disadvantaged. Viva young Chipolopolo!

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  3. I said it the other day that CB “boycotted” games not because Zambia was playing all there games in Lusaka but for monetary reasons. It’s evident as the minister is on an errand sourcing for ticket donations. Abena kopala mwalabatumpika na ma free things. Meanwhile Kalu shud b banned from the games. Aseleko aba nankwe ba bombeko

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  4. This guy will not leave a legacy for development because he likes being popular. If were him that money should have been used to buy computers in schools, medicines in clinics or paying for poor students. What difference does it make to watch football or not.

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  5. Never host such tournaments when you know the majority of the citizens live on less than a dollar per day. They would rather buy chisense than a football ticket. There’s so much pretence in this country.
    Why don’t we see such responses for the disadvantaged children in schools and colleges? This is the more reason why we can not develop as a country because we misplace priorities.

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  6. The same KCM pollutes our drinking water and we expect the government to be tough on it for causing cancers in our citizens via KCM’s negligence!

    This is disguised corruption by KCM. The GRZ will find it hard to be tough on KCM.

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  7. KCM is failing to pay small scale local contractors why should the buy tickets for football. Pay local contractors and the effects will be felt in our communities.

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