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.
Third Goal project
The second phase of construction will see the completion of the national technical centre in Lusaka, which will significantly increase the Zambian association's scope for running football development programmes for youths and women. On 21 March 2007, the Goal Bureau allocated the necessary funds and the government supplied the necessary land free of charge.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Project
Completion of technical centre in Lusaka
Project approved on
21 March 2007
Status
Implementation
Financing
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000
21.04.2009