FOOTBALL LANGUAGE IN ZAMBIA THAT YOU MAY WISH TO KNOW
Zed = Zambia
BOLA = Ball or football
LIKULU= means ” The greatest” , this is the nick name for Nkana fc.
WELE= means “its a goal”
WASANGA BALETEYA= this is an expression used to describe a WOW performance by a team or an individual player, mostly when a player dribbles the opponent.
BOLA NI 90= this means football is played for 90 minutes , meaning that no one should say this or that team will lose before 90minutes of play. Mostly fans would shout “BOLA NI 90” to encourage the players not to lose hope as they still have time to time turn the tables to their advantage.
PAKA LINTENTE PAKA LITULIKE= this means play and score goals until the net is torn apart. Its a slogan commonly used by ZSL team Mufulira wondrous.
LIKULA= This means a useless player. Its used to troll players that flop too much.
BOLA NA LESA= Football with God…. This means playing football along side divine intervention. Players would go down on their knees and pray to God the almighty.
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