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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Zambia marks 26th Gabon disaster anniversary

Sports Zambia marks 26th Gabon disaster anniversary

Zambia on Sunday marked the 26th anniversary of the 1993 Gabon disaster that claimed the National Soccer Team.

Several people flocked to the Heroes Ace located outside the Independence Stadium in Lusaka to pay homage to the heroes.

The squad was on its way to Senegal for a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifier when the plane plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Libreville.

“26 years ago I lost my teammates, brothers and family,” soccer icon Kalusha Bwalya twitted.

Most of the victims were Kalusha’s peers.

“Their memory will never die in my heart. You continue to inspire many Zambian & African football generations,” Kalusha added.

18 players, technical staff, a FAZ chairman, crew members and a journalist were killed.


  1. I shall never forget that day. It was shocking and still remains so to this. I dedicate to the heroes the song ‘I will be missing you by P D

    Rest in peace until we meet again, every single day I will be missing you

  2. Buffalo Jet
    The Canada DHC-5 Buffalo is a short takeoff and landing (STOL) utility transport turboprop aircraft developed from the earlier piston-powered DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft has extraordinary STOL performance and is able to take off in distances much shorter than even most light aircraft can manage.
    In late 1965, one of the prototype DHC-5s operated by the U.S. Army was deployed to Bien Hoa Air Base in South Vietnam for a three-month evaluation period, assigned to the 2nd Flight Platoon of the 92nd Aviation Company.
    The plane was too old to be in service
    In terms of football that was best assembled national team in the history our country.

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