ZAMBIA Sports Fans Association Patron Peter Makembo says he is not bitter despite having been left out of the team of soccer fans who have traveled to Botswana to cheer the Chipolopolo boys as they play Botswana in a crucial AFCON Qualifier.
Regarded as Chipolopolo’s number one soccer fan Makembo said he was shocked that he was not accommodated in the plane organized by the Ministry of Sports to support the Chipolopolo as they face the Zebras.
Makembo however noted that he is not worried because the people who have traveled to Botswana would represent the country diligently to encourage the team to delivers a positive result.
Asked why he was not considered by the organizers of the trip to Botswana, Makembo said; “I don’t know. I’m also shocked because I tried to get in touch with the Minister of Sports, I even tried texting but all my efforts were in vain.”
“However I’m not worried at all because I know the boys will deliver a positive result. I’m certain the team that has traveled will represent us well as fans. Some of us may not be with the team physically but we are with the boys in spirit and we will pray that the team comes back home with a win,” Makembo said.
The Ministry of Sports reportedly chattered two planes, one for the Chipolopolo boys and one for the fans, Ministry of Sports and FAZ officials.
Zambia is today set to take on Botswana in a Group H AFCON qualifiers fixture slated for Francis Town Sports Complex in Francis Town.