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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

AFCON 1974 legends pay tribute to fellow comrade Stone Chibwe

Sports AFCON 1974 legends pay tribute to fellow comrade Stone Chibwe

Surviving KK Eleven stars are paying tribute to their colleague Stone Chibwe who died in Kitwe on Tuesday evening after a short illness.

Chibwe on Saturday watched Nkana when they lost 2-1 against Lumwana Radiants in Wusakile.

He was a member of the Zambia team that emerged runners up at the 1974 Africa Cup in Egypt.

Former Zambia and Mufulira Wanderers captain Dickson Makwaza said Chibwe was instrumental as KK 11 reached the final in Egypt.

“It is a big loss to the football fraternity,” Makwaza said.

Retired striker Simon Kaodi Kaushi said Chibwe was a talented, dedicated and disciplined player in his peak days.

Chibwe served Nkana as a player, assistant coach, technical director and team manager for several years.

“It is sad Stone is gone. We don’t know who is now going to tell the history of Nkana,” ex-Zambia and Mighty goalkeeper Abraham Nkole mourned.

Nkole added:”It is very sad for us who played with him. Death has separated us from him.”

Chibwe was also a FAZ life member.

12 COMMENTS

  1. I watched him as a kid. A very skillful and talented ball master who could dribble off balls on the lines. MHSRIP

  2. NEVER HEARD OF HIM THOUGH BAD HE IS NO MORE, ZAMBIA ONLY REACHED FINALS OF AFCON TWICE , ONCE WHEN THEY PLAYED NIGERIA WHEN MALAWI HOSTED AFCON IN 1991, AND WE WERE RUNNERS UP, LITANA SCORED KA HEADER, WE LOST 2-1 THEN IN 2012 WE WERE CHAMPIONS, NEVER HEARD OF SOME FINAL IN 1974????????

    • @Anyko Zambia first reached the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in 1974, under Coach Antie Buselic. The final was won the then Zaire Leopards after 2 games. The first game ended 2-2, the famous equalizer by Mr “Seconds” Brighton Sinyangwe. Zaire was leading 2-1 up to 30 seconds that remained before the end of the game. It was within the 30 seconds that Brighton Sinyangwe equalized to force a reply that was won by Zaire 2-0
      For your information Zambia has reached the AFCON finals 3 times, the one above, the 1994 finals Vs Nigeria that we lost 2-1 and the 2012 Vs Ivory Coast that we won
      Cheers

    • Kkkkkk…..(1) Malawi has never hosted any AFCON. (2) There has NEVER been any AFCON hosted in 1991. Which world do you hail from?

  3. RIPS Stone “Ma breaker” Chibwe For us who had a chance to watch know exactly what type player you were. My momeries of you will live with me until the day calls for me as well
    RIP

    Lukanga Kafusha Justice (legend Supporter of Zambian football)

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