Republican President Edgar Lungu says he is extremely confident that Zambia is on course towards the formation of a solid senior soccer team due to the decisive and steady progress the Junior Chipolopolo is making in the ongoing Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations (AFCON).
President Lungu says he is more than convinced that the country is on course in building a solid senior team that can bring greater glory to the nation not too long from now.
The President has expressed profound joy at the victory that the Junior Chipolopolo has posted after beating Egypt 3-1 at the match which was played today at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
“Today, I am glad to send more congratulations to the team for their sweet victory against Egypt this afternoon,” the President said.
The President has acknowledged that the beauty of football is inherent in its unifying character that it imposes on the nation saying that the more the Junior Chipolopolo records victory, the more the nation becomes more united.
The President has reassured the team and the Football Association of Zambia of his personal support and Government’s unwavering commitment in the country’s efforts aimed at raising the standard of football to greater heights.
“Given the decisive and steady progress the Junior Chipolopolo is making in the ongoing Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations, I am more than convinced that we are on course towards forming a solid senior team that can bring us greater glory not too long from now,” the President said.
This is contained in a statement signed by Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda and obtained by ZANIS this evening.