CHAMBO NG’UNI, Kabwe
KABWE Warriors executive committee member Mutale Ng’andu has donated 500 jerseys worth K45,000 to the legendary side.
The jerseys bear the inscription ‘Ucar 107’ in remembrance of Godfrey Chitalu, who scored 107 goals in the 1972 season as Warriors bagged the fourth league title.
Chitalu, a former Warriors striker and coach, was national team trainer when he died in a plane crash alongside 29 other people in Libreville, Gabon, on April 28, 1993.
Speaking at the handover ceremony in Kabwe yesterday, Central Province Minister Sydney Mushanga said people in the region are not happy with Warriors’ performance.
“As a minister and also a supporter of Kabwe Warriors, I am disappointed with the performance of Kabwe Warriors. Kabwe Warriors should be restored to its former glory as a magnificent team,” Mushanga said.
And ZRL chief executive officer Christopher Musonda said when sponsors and other stakeholders express concern over the poor performance of the team, the club’s executive committee should not think there is interference.
“When management and other stakeholders express their views, it is not interfering with the team but a formula to win. I would also like to pledge that Zambia Railways will continue sponsoring the team,” Musonda said.
He urged the players and technical bench to remain focused and find a winning formula.
Musonda said there is need for Warriors to have a strong base at under-12, under-17 and under-20 levels.
“Let Kabwe Warriors be associated with the under-20, under-17, under-12, then we can say we are giving to the community.
“Kabwe Warriors should be able to contribute 20 percent of players to the under-20 national team and under-17, 40 percent of the players in the national team should come from Kabwe Warriors,” he said.