Sunday, June 16, 2024

Alick Tembo: Honour Zoom By Naming Shinde Grandstand After Him

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Ex-Mighty Mufulira Wanderers striker Alick Tembo has proposed that the grandstand at Shinde Stadium in Mufulira be named after Zambia and Mighty legend Samuel ‘Zoom’ Ndhlovu.

Ndhlovu, who died in 2001, led Wanderers to winning four league titles and cup competitions as coach and also served as national team captain and coach.

Speaking to Radio Icengelo Sports by phone from Mufulira, Tembo said Ndhlovu deserves to be honoured for his contribution to Mighty and Zambian football.

“We do not have anything to help remember gallant men like Sir Zoom. So we are trying to lobby for the grandstand at Shinde Stadium to be named in honour of Sir Samuel ‘Zoom’ Ndhlovu,” Tembo said.

Tembo was coached by Zoom while playing for Mighty between 1977 and 1984.

“In fact there was a proposal in the past that Shinde Stadium should be renamed to Sir Samuel ‘Zoom’ Ndhlovu Stadium but nothing has happened.

“This man played a very big role in Zambian football. He was a very good player and coach. He should be remembered.”

Zoom was named Zambian Sportsman of the Year in 1964.

Ndhlovu guided Zambia to the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988.

3 COMMENTS

  1. It’s because you all think heroes are politicians that you name stadiums after them. The Levy stadium should have been named Zoom ndlovu or Godfrey Chitalu stadium. Sportsmen bring happiness to the whole country. Politicians just steal our money

  2. I support an endorse your proposal. As a child, I watched Zoom playing several times. Samuel Zoom was an excellent sportsman. He also used to train boxers. The English clubs wanted him to go and play for them in England. But he refused. He had Zambia at his heart. Some politicians do not even deserve hospitals or stadiums to be named after them. Because their contributions were only stealing and introducing poverty.

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