Government Change Name Of Stadium

imageGovernment has finally bowed down to pressure and has changed the name of the new Lusaka Stadium , which will now be called Heroes National Stadium.

Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili said the decision to name the Ultra Mordern Stadium is with immediate effect.

The naming of the stadium which was earlier proposed to be Gabon Disaster Heroes Stadium had attracted wide condemnation from different stakeholders.

Kambwili said he has heard the concerns from Zambians who were against the name. The Minister announced the name at a briefing in Kitwe on Friday.

And different stakeholders have welcomed the new name of the stadium. Football Association of Zambia President Kalusha Bwalya has congratulated government for the decision saying it is a welcome development.

And the opposition UPND has also welcomed the change of name saying this is a good thing for government to do.

The party said in a statement that it was commendable for government to hear the concerns of people saying it hopes that government will do the same on future concerns.