President Edgar Lungu and Zambia Under 20 captain Enock Mwapu hoist the African Cup of Nation in Victory of the 2017 championship at State House yesterday 15-03-2017. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
FILE: President Edgar Lungu and Zambia Under 20 captain Enock Mwapu hoist the African Cup of Nation in Victory of the 2017 championship at State House yesterday 15-03-2017. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has commended the Zambia Under-20 National team for their victory over Germany in the FIFA World Cup round of 16 Match played on Wednesday at Jeju, South Korea.

“I once again wish to sincerely commend and thank the Under-20 National Soccer team for a splendid performance in this afternoon’s game at Jeju where they defeated Germany 4-3,” said the President.

“The Juniour Chipolopolo has continued to show the nation an example of the power of unity and purpose. The journey to ultimate glory seems assured going by the dedication the team has continued to display, said the President.

“On behalf of Government and indeed on my own behalf, l once again wish to encourage the players and the technical bench to continuously set their eyes on the ball in the ongoing campaign to lift the World Cup,” said the President.

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  1. We need a government reaction to what the commentator said. He said that, “Zambia is ravaged by AIDS and poverty.”

    A white woman claimed that there was war in Zambia etc., etc, and former Minister of Information, Chishimba Kambwili reacted and corrected the statement and asked the woman to apologise.

    This BBC Commentator should be asked to officially apologize.

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    • The commentator was right Zambia is ravaged by AIDS, hunger and uneducated people

      People are upset and are using racist tendencies to a white person

      Which sane person person cares about Zambia to start with.

      I would sleep with a man there, Aids is rampant

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • Someone tell these red noses that if it were not for scientists to manipulate DNA for a black male and female they wouldn’t exist today. White people are Genetically modified people. God never created a white man. Adam, Abraham and all the people in the Old Testament were black. White

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    • Quoting ciili Mushota
      Mushota May 31, 2017 at 6:43 pm
      The commentator was right Zambia is ravaged by AIDS, hunger and uneducated people People are upset and are using racist tendencies to a white person Which sane person person cares about Zambia to start with.
      I would sleep with a man there, Aids is rampant. Thanks
      BB2014,2016
      Bipolar at work!

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    • Lombe (MA) stop telling lies pumbafu. The commentator did not say “Zambia is….” but said “….once on its knees, ravaged by aids and poverty, dropped copper prices….. but now on top”. It’s in the past tense!

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  2. They will use biased referees, try say things to belittle us, they will give opponents questionable penalties, claim our country is a nonentity.. yet we remain focused and emerge victorious. Go Zambia!!!

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  3. GERMANS ARE HIGHLY DISCIPLINED IN ALL SPHERES OF LIFE. THIS IS THE TEAM I HAVE BEEN DREADING PLAYING AGAINST ZAMBIA’S YOUNG COPPER BULLETS. FOR OUR COPPER BULLETS TO WIN DISCIPLINED GERMAN SIDE- IT MEANS THE TEAM MANAGERS REALLY DID THEIR HOME WORK AND THE TEAM ITSELF BELIEVED IN THEMSELVES. NOT FEARING THE DISCIPLINED GERMAN SIDE.

    CONGRATULATIONS BOYS. YOU ARE GREAT. HOWEVER, THE BATTLE CONTINUES. GO GO GO ZAMBIA GO.

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  4. The Germans are likely to question the ages of some Zambian players after losing 4-3.

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  5. Indeed well done boys!!congrats!!
    But president Edgar Lungu should go a mile further by promising atleast k300 000 to each player currently in South Korea.The senior Chipolopolo players who are paid a lot of money have never done us proud so often like this U-20 team has done in 2017.the boys are such a darling to watch!!!TO THE CORPORATE WORLD SUCH AS KCM,MOPANI,FIRST QUARTUM MINE,ZB,FNB,ZANACO,STANBIC,AVIC INTERNATION,ETC PLEASE DONATE SOME MONEY TO THESE BOYS.VIA PRESIDENT LUNGU, A US$1MILLION CAN BE ORGANIZED AND GIVEN TO THESE BOYS TO SHARE AMONG THEMSELVES!!THEY HAVE REALLY DONE US PROUD!!SO LETS CHANGE THEIR LIVES TOO!!moreover, an account can be opened where all football lovers can donant k50 and more to these boys!!WE ARE READY,SO FAZ PLEASE OPEN AN ACCOUNT!!!!

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  6. Comment:Shame on all those who spoke ill against ecl and young boys. Why should someone mix politics and football? Shame on you ooh!

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  7. Mushota confirming her PHD in erections by pointing to rampant AIDS in Zambia and asserting that she/he WOULD sleep with a man here. We submit, your highly educatedness.

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  8. HIV/AIDS is everywhere in the world and some infected people might live longer than some of those are not. THERE ARE NO WHITE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD, DONT BE BRAIN WASHED. THOSE ARE PINK PEOPLE.

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  9. Lungu condemns or sorry commends under 5 team or under 20 team from an HIV and poverty-stricken country…

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  10. Honestly some body who is normal can support such a statement. !!!!! it’s only in your families were such a statement is applicable and cordoned.

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  11. against all odds, go! Zambia go! The fact that one can talk about u confirms u’re great. great pipo only talk about the great ones! Learn 2 appreciate n give respect..y insults?

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  12. AIDS, yes. Poverty, Yes. Colour, Yes. My personal scriptural tradition informs that the rainbow is a beautiful reminder of God’s mercy upon a rebellious world. It is made up of seven colours; Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet..glorious. There is no Black or White in the eyes of the creator. The solution to AIDS and Poverty is faith in the one and lamb of God. Condoms have been there from 1981 but the spread of HIV keeps rising.
    My hypothesis would be: The increase in condom use in any given community corresponds to rising levels of infidelity and fornication. ???

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