The name is a disaster

Fans have described government’s naming of Lusaka stadium under construction as ‘Gabon Disaster Heroes Stadium’ as a disaster and have threatened to petition President Sata for naming the stadium without consulting major stakeholders.

And Chipolopolo Soccer fans Association (CSFA) patron William Harrington has vowed never to watch any football matches at the Disaster stadium unless government rescinds its decision and gives the stadium an appropriate name.

Harrington said he was disappointed that cabinet decided to ignore the proposed name of ’30 Heroes Stadium’ and opted for the disaster name which he said was reminding the fans of the disaster instead of honouring the heroes.

“The name itself is a disaster. We should be moving away from memories of the the disaster but cabinet has decided to remind us of the tragedy by naming a new stadium a Disaster stadium. It is unacceptable” he said.