Kalu, others oppose naming stadium ‘disaster’

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Kalusha Bwalya says the 50,000 capacity stadium under construction in Lusaka should be called ‘Heroes Stadium’ and not Gabon Disaster Heroes National Stadium.
Kalusha yesterday tweeted that ‘Heroes Stadium’ is more appropriate as it will include the heroic performances by national teams of 1974, 1993, 1994 and that for 2012 which won the Africa Cup.
On Tuesday, Minister of Sport and Youth Chishimba Kambwili announced that Cabinet approved that the stadium will be called Gabon Disaster Heroes National Stadium.
“The newly built stadium in Lusaka can just be called ‘Heroes Stadium’, because ‘Heroes’ means the class of ’93, 1974, ’94 and more importantly the 2012 Africa Cup winners,” Kalusha tweeted.
Kalusha was captain of the fallen heroes and led the 1994 reconstructed team to the final of the Africa Cup in Tunisia where Zambia lost 1-2 to Nigeria.
Kalusha is the only Zambian to have been crowned African-footballer-of-the-year in 1988.