US Ambassador to Zambia Mark Storella and his Swedish counterpart Lena Nordstrom have congratulated the Zambia National Soccer Team for reaching the finals at the on-going Equatorial Guinea-Gabon African Cup of Nations.
Ambassador Storella says Zambia has shown such leadership this year as a model in democracy and that now the Chipolopolo boys are leading Africa in sport.
He said the determination and discipline exhibited by the team deserves commendation from all soccer loving Zambians.
Ambassador Storella has since wished the Chipolopolo boys the best of lucky as they take on the Elephants of Ivory Coast in the final of Africa’s biggest sport event on Sunday the 12 of February.
And Ambassador Nordstrom praised the Chipolopolo boys for reaching the finals of the African Cup tournament in 18 years.
Ambassador Nordstrom said Zambia showed resilience and real zeal to go all the way to win the coveted African Cup trophy.
The Chipolopolo boys yesterday beat one of the favourite teams that was tipped to win this year’s tournament Ghana one nil in a tense game to qualify to the finals of the tournament for the first time in 18 years.
The Chipolopolo boys last reached the finals of the African Cup in 1994 where they lost two goals to one against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Zambia will face the Elephants of Ivory Coast in an anticipated mouth watering final on February 12.