Zambia to honour Afcon heroes

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The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) President Andrew Kamanga has revealed that the association has set in motion a plan to celebrate the 10th anniversary by honouring the members of the 2012 Afcon squad.

Kamanga has joined the rest of the country in commemorating the ninth anniversary of the Chipolopolo Boys’ achievement in Gabon.

“My executive has set in motion a plan to celebrate the 10th anniversary by honouring the members of the 2012 squad,” Kamanga said.

“(February 12) was a special day in our game because of the memory that the Afcon victory brings to many Zambians. It is a goal that inspires all of us to strive to lift our game,” he said.

“The challenge is upon all of us to pick ourselves up and strive towards returning our Chipolopolo to the summit of the African game. The day we won the Afcon set up another higher challenge which is World Cup qualification,” he added.

Zambia beat Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties to win the country’s first and only Afcon trophy.

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