Zambians urged to prepare for harder times while PF maintains it has delivered to people’s expectations »
A Political Activist has urged Zambians to brace themselves for harder times to come under the Patriotic Front (PF) government. However, PF has maintained that the party has delivered to the expectations of the Zambians adding that the party is here to stay. Speaking in a phone interview with the Lusaka Star, political activist Dante Saunders said the PF had failed to run the affairs of the country as evidenced by the rising cost of living.
THE MTN/FAZ supper league will today come to life with mouth-watering games expected today and tomorrow. Today at 15:00hrs the Army sponsored side Green Buffaloes will hope to upset visiting Forest Rangers at the newly renovated Independence Stadium in Lusaka. Buffaloes will however be without the veteran skipper Christopher Katongo who was ruled out of action for two weeks following a muscle injury. The former Chipolopolo captain last Sunday missed Green Buffaloes’ 1-0 away victory to Power Dynamos due to injury.
THE University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers Union (UNZALARU) has urged Minister of Information and Broadcasting Hon. Chishimba Kambwili to leave academic matters be handled by education minister Michael Kaingu. Speaking to the Lusaka Star in an interview, UNZALARU president Euston Chiputa, said only the minister of education understands the intricacies involved in the running of a university or any other learning institution.
NKANA’S hope to move further away from the MTN Super League relegation zone have been thwarted by a one all draw with Red Arrows. Nkana, who were sitting on 17 points before the game would have easily escaped relegation zone with an outright win climbing up to ninth position on the log table. The draw sees Nkana retaining the 12th position with 18 points, one behind 13th placed National Assembly who have a game in hand.
THE 2005 Zambian Charity Shield winners, Red Arrows F.C are ready for their forth-coming final clash against the MTN Super League Champions Nkana F.C in the Samuel Zoom Ndhlovu charity shield tie. The match which is slated for the 22nd of February this year will be hosted at Arthur Davis Stadium in Kitwe. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, Red Arrows team captain and recently crowned 2013 Zambian footballer of the year, Bronson Chama said the team was well prepared for the match.
THE Zambia Inter-University Tournament organised by the Zambia University Sports Association (ZUSA) kicked off yesterday at the Copperbelt University (CBU) in Kitwe. The three day tournament will run from 14th to 16th February 2014 and will comprise various sporting disciplines such as basketball, netball, volleyball, football, rugby, badminton, chess, scrabble and tennis. The tournament which is held annually attracts participation from various universities across the country.
MTN Super League Champions Nkana F.C are ready for their forthcoming clash against Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland in the CAF Champions league. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Nkana team manager Charles Chakatazya said the boys are well prepared for the first leg match to be played on 9th February, 2014 at the Somhlolo National Stadium in Lobamba, Swaziland. “We are ready and are just winding up with the preparations for the match against Swallows,” he said.
KITWE Central Hospital Consultant Gynecologist, Tashbekov Djuraber has urged expecting mothers to refrain from consuming soil in order to prevent delivery related complications. Dr. Tashbekov said in an interview that pregnant women who practice geophagy (eating of dirt) should stop because some soil types contain unhealthy material that have no nutritional benefits thereby putting the lives of both the mother and the unborn baby at risk.