Football in Zambia
Although Zambia have never won the African Cup of Nations, they have been ever-present at the finals since 1974. However, they have won the COSAFA (Confederation of South African Football Associations) Cup twice. They hope to win the title for a third occasion, which would allow them to retain the trophy. In 1993, Zambian football was dealt a devastating blow, with the majority of the national team losing their lives in a tragic plane crash. Kalusha Bwalya, Zambia's favourite football son, survived the tragedy because he was not travelling with the team at the time. Bwalya played for a number of clubs in Belgium, Holland and Mexico, but called time on his playing career a few years ago and attended a coaches training course organised by the Dutch FA. He is currently dedicating his time to campaigns to prevent and fight AIDS in Africa.
The second Goal project
The inauguration of the House of Football in Lusaka, erected as part of the first Goal project, marked a big step forward in restorgFIFA member association Zambia to its former prominent position. The next logical step is to improve the sports facilities. On 22 September 2004, the Goal Bureau approved the construcnof a national training centre in Lusaka, containing sports equipment as well as overnight accommodation facilities and conference rooms. The project is being financed by Goal and the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme. The land has been dondby the government.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
National training centre In Lusaka
Project approved
22 September 2004
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 85,000 Government Land Total cost USD 485,000