THE under-23 game between Zambia and Congo Brazzaville on Wednesday exposed the lack of maintenance of National Heroes Stadium.
First, there was dust everywhere. To sit, one had to have a cloth to wipe a seat.
The announcements and national anthem were hardly audible, a sign that the speakers have either been stolen or vandalised.
As a country, we don’t just seem to care because there appears to be no maintenance. Are we just good at degrading anything new?
Has Government not contracted a management company to run the stadium?
At the rate things are going, the stadium may soon be a shadow or a relic like its neighbour, the legendary Independence Stadium.