ALEX NJOVU, Lusaka
FORMER president Rupiah Banda has described the refurbished Woodlands Stadium as a world-class facility that must be protected from
And Banda is looking forward to watching a league match involving City of Lusaka at Woodlands Stadium if he is invited by club officials.
“Yes, I toured Woodlands Stadium yesterday [Friday]. I was impressed with the infrastructure that has been built. Top-class stadium,” Banda said in an interview yesterday.
Banda also said he may watch this Saturday’s international friendly between Zambia and Ethiopia at Woodlands Stadium.
He called on other investors to emulate City of Lusaka developer Diego Casilli by investing in sports infrastructure.
Banda commended Casilli for rehabilitating the stadium.
“I think other investors must follow suit and do the same to other stadiums around the country. What I saw at Woodlands Stadium is impressive and I would like to commend [Mr] Casilli for investing heavily in the refurbishment of the stadium. It looks nice,” he said.
He said there is need to protect Woodlands Stadium from vandalism.
And Banda is confident City will soon start winning.
“I don’t think the team will go down. Let us support them. They will start delivering soon. If I get an invitation from the officials, I can find time to watch them [City of Lusaka] play. I don’t support any single team. I was the republican President, so I support all the teams,” he said.
And City president Justin Zulu thanked Banda for touring the stadium.