HENRY SINYANGWE, Kasama
MPHANDE Youth Academy striker Edward Chilufya’s inclusion in the under-20 national team has proved that players from rural areas have the ability to succeed when given an opportunity, Kasama district commissioner Kelly Kashiwa said.
“We are very proud that as a community here in Kasama, we have produced a player in the under-20 national team who will be playing at the World Cup. We will be watching the World Cup with pride as a community.
“At least it shows that there is abundant talent in rural areas that if given a chance can be seen and able to reach the highest level,” Kashiwa said.
Chilufya scored four goals during the Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations as Zambia raced to victory on home soil.
Kashiwa was speaking on Friday when the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) handed over kit to Northern Province Division Two and Three clubs.
He said it is good that FAZ has honoured its promise to deliver jerseys and footballs to lower division clubs.
Last month, FAZ handed over kit to lower division teams in Eastern and Muchinga provinces.
Today, FAZ officials will head to Luapula and later North-Western Province.
And FAZ representative Paul Kasonde said the move to distribute kit and jerseys was in line with association president Andrew Kamanga’s promise in the run-up to last year’s elections held in Kitwe.