Zambia is today marking the 25thanniversary of the Gabon Air Disaster that killed the Senior National Soccer Team in 1993.
The fallen heroes were on the way to Senegal for a 1994 World Cup qualifier match when their plane plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Libreville, Gabon.
Family members, Government officials, FAZ officials and fans have been laying wreaths at the Heroes Acre located outside the old Independence Stadium.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has described the Gabon Disaster as one of the darkest events in World football.
In a message to FAZ, Infantino said:”Today we commemorate one of the darkest hours in the history of our sport.”
“On behalf of the members of the international football family, I would like to express my deepest sympathy on the 25th anniversary of the Gabon Air Disaster. It is a day to remember and to honour those who sadly lost their lives in this traged,” Infantino stated.