By MICHAEL MIYOBA
ZAMBIA’S football icon Kalusha Bwalya has arrived ahead of this Saturday’s legendary exhibition match involving the African Legends and the Chipolopolo Legends.
The match slated for Heroes Stadium in Lusaka promises a lot of intriguing moments for both the local and international legends who amazed football fans with their unique style of play during their heydays.
While the local legends squad will consist of the stars who won the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, the African legendary squad will consist of the Nigerian trio of Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Daniel Amokachi.
Others are the Ghanaian trio of Asamoah Gyan, Gwadwo Asamoah and Stephen Appiah and the Cameroonian duo of Stephen Mbia and Patrick Mboma.
Zambians will also get a chance to watch former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker Emmanuel Adebayo and Senegalese legend El Hadji Diouf during the much anticipated clash of the legends.
Zimbabwean legend Peter Ndlovu who played for English Premier League outfit Newcastle United, former Kaizer Chiefs legend Sipiwe Tshabalala who scored the first goal at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and Mark Fish, the South African legend who was part of the historic Bafana Bafana squad that won the AFCON in 1996 made the cut for the 19-member squad to face the Zambian legends.
This is the second time the Zambian legends will be playing an exhibition match this year after hosting and beating the Ronaldinho led Barcelona Legends 3-0 lay May.
Full Africa Legends squad:
Legends Squad – Asamoah Gyan, Daniel Amokachi, El Hadji Diouf , Emmanuel Adebayo, Jay Jay Okocha, Kalusha Bwalya, Karim Haggui, Kwadwo Asamoah, Lukas Radebe, Mark Fish, Nwankwo Kanu, Patrick Mboma, Peter Ndlovu, Robert Kidiaba Siaka Tiene, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Stephen Mbia and Stephen Appiah.