Ng’onga’s mothers’ home was damaged when unknown people attacked her house in Kitwe on Saturday night blaming her son for Zambia’s 1-0 away loss to Nigeria on the same day.
The incident was the second against Ng’onga who was harassed in Chililabombwe on September 16 by unknown people and he reacted after Power’s 1-0 away loss at Konkola Blades.
Ng’onga has all of a sudden become public enemy number one after he failed to report for Zambia camp for the August 12, 2018 CHAN qualifier against South Africa and later had a modest outing a week later in the 2-0 final leg win at home in Ndola.
“Ng’onga had the best game in Nigeria. From yesterday he has not rested people wanting to get pictures with him, you come back home he’s an enemy of the state,” Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda said.
“What kind of people are we?”
Power Dynamos coach Danny Kabwe also backed his player.
“Ng’onga is a professional player. Imagine if it were an accountant having a shortfall on an account would they go and beat the accountants’ families? No, it is conducted unbecoming,”Kabwe said.
And Power’s club executive s added that they hope justice will be served in the interest of football.
“Ng’onga has done nothing but work very hard to deliver results for both the club and the national team, which hard work the club is proud of. The player has proved himself dependable and determined to bring glory to club and country alike,” Power CEO Ricky Mamfunda said.
“The Club is hopeful that the law enforcement agency handling the matter will thoroughly investigate this despicable act of intimidation and terror. We implore them to ensure the guilty receive the consequences for such acts as stipulated in our laws and those victims receive justice.”
Meanwhile, FAZ said the perpetrators were enemies of football.
“FAZ wishes to warn football fans that it will not hesitate to ban fans who exhibit unruly behaviour that puts the name of the game into disrepute,” FAZ spokesperson Desmond Katongo said.
“The attacks on Ng’onga’s house are unacceptable. Football is not a sport for hooligans, but a game that unites and entertains all Zambians.
“This action is a dent on the image of the Association, and the game and clearly sends a wrong message to all players and the community at large.”