SOCIALIST Party 2021 presidential candidate Dr Fred M’membe has congratulated Shepolopolo for emerging runners up at the just-ended COSAFA Women’s finals in South Africa.
Dr M’membe on Sunday called on Shepolopolo coach Beauty Mwamba and striker Rachel Nachula at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) in Lusaka where he congratulated the duo.
Dr M’membe said he was congratulating Mwamba for being the first female coach to steer Shepolopolo to the finals of any COSAFA tournament and Nachula for emerging as the tournament’s top-scorer.
“How does it feel to be a top-scorer?” Dr M’membe asked a smiling Nachula who responded: “Great”.
Dr M’membe said he thought he should meet the duo and congratulate it personally for Shepolopolo’s good performance in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.
“I thought I should come and congratulate you personally than just issuing a message in newspapers and so forth,” he said. “I said let me meet them.”
Mwamba and Nachula thanked Dr M’membe for the gesture and assured him that they will continue working hard.
“You should continue,” Dr M’membe urged them. “Sports is about preparing mentally, physically and emotionally.”
Dr M’membe advised Mwamba and Nachula to take care of themselves as they get into stardom.
“Rachel, do you drink?” Dr M’membe asked Nachula who responded: “No.” Dr M’membe then said: “You shouldn’t.”