Chingola Municipal Council has honoured former Chipolopolo defender Laughter Chilembi with a high cost residential plot for his contribution to sport.
Chingola Mayor Titus Tembo also presented a certificate to Chilembi during a ceremony at the Chingola Civic Centre on Thursday.
Tembo said former Nchanga Rangers star Chilembi has been outstanding in sport both in Chingola and at national level.
“I’m pleased to inform you Mr Chilembi Laughter that council has decided to honour you with a high cost residential plot as a sport man for having shown outstanding performance in sport in the district of Chingola and the nation at large,” Tembo said.
“On behalf of Chingola Municipal Council and indeed on my own behalf I wish to congratulate you for your efforts, commitment and dedication to sport and football in particular.”
Chilembi who is now a coach played for Caps United in Zimbabwe, Power Dynamos and National Assembly before retiring.
The 2000 and 2002 Africa Cup star is now running a soccer academy in his home town Chingola.