ARTHUR Davies stadium today comes alive when the stars of yesteryears, majority of whom featured in the Tunisia 94 AfCON final, take on the recent-passed stars.
Simply put, the KK11 vs the Chipolopolo.
This legends match is an initiative of the Luapula Province administration to honour Zambia’s great, surviving football star, Kalusha Bwalya, who hails from Mwense district.
Luapula Province minister Nickson Chilangwa has been at the centre of this organisation.
Soccer fans from the past and the 2012 era will be treated to old and modern era skills.
The Kalusha Bwalya captained side also has the Malitoli brothers Kenneth and Mordon in the team.
Martin Mwamba and Emmanuel Msichili are the goalkeepers in the old school squad that will be coached by legendary Zesco United coach George Lwandamina.
Tenant Chilumba, Zeddy Saileti, John Lungu, Mwape Miti will once again remind fans of their 94.
But the old guards will have torrid time containing the not-so legendary Chipolopolo side captained by 2012 AfCON winning captain Christopher Katongo with Isaac Chansa, Billy Mwanza, Chintu Kampamba, Kalililo Kakonje and many other Chipolopolo millenials.
Many soccer followers are excited about the idea and want more of such matches to be organised.
“It’s very good idea, we need more of the past players to remind us of those old skills maybe the young lads will learn a lot from these old timers,” said soccer analyst Dr Dominic Muswala.