July 12, 2013
The Government has back tracked on the naming of the new Lusaka stadium and have agreed to have it called the Heroes National Stadium.
FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya confirmed the development on his Tweeter handle after receiving the news from Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili.
“New Lusaka Stadium will be called ‘HEROES NATIONAL STADIUM’. Sports Minister Kambwili has just confirmed 2 me,” Tweeted Kalusha.
There was public uproar after the government announced that the new 50,000 seater stadium would be called the Gabon Disaster Heroes national stadium.
Kalusha, as would be many fans, was cheered by the development and congratulated the minister for the move.
“Congratulations & well done,” he tweeted.
The Heroes National Stadium is set to be completed in September this year and the contractor has asked government to give them the name so that it can be inscribed in the final touches of the construction.
[Photo Courtesy of FAZ]