2012 AFCON Champions to Face African Legends Led by Eto’o, Drogba, and Okocha in Exhibition Match

The upcoming exhibition match between the 2012 AFCON winning Chipolopolo Squad and the African Legends team led by Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba, and Jay Jay Okocha has generated a great deal of excitement. The announcement was made during a press briefing held by the Ministry of Sports and Kings of Africa Sport in Lusaka, creating a buzz among football enthusiasts.

Antonio Wadee, the Chairperson of Kings of Africa Sport, revealed that the August exhibition game will bring together some of the finest African players. This promises a thrilling and nostalgic experience for fans as they witness these legendary players showcase their skills once again on the pitch.

Furthermore, Wadee announced that the proceeds from the match, featuring the Barcelona legends versus the 2012 AFCON winning legends side, will be disclosed in the coming days. This indicates that the game serves not only as a sporting spectacle but also as a platform for charitable or fundraising purposes, benefiting the community in some way.

In addition to the excitement surrounding the match itself, Kangwa Chileshe, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Sports, emphasized that these organized games aim to promote sports tourism and create employment opportunities for young people. This demonstrates a strategic approach by the government to leverage the sports industry as a means of boosting tourism and fostering economic growth by generating employment for the youth.

Overall, the exhibition match between the 2012 AFCON winning Chipolopolo Squad and the African Legends team led by Eto’o, Drogba, and Okocha presents a remarkable event that combines the nostalgia of past football heroes with the goals of sports tourism and socio-economic development. It is set to captivate fans, contribute to charitable causes, and create opportunities for the younger generation, making it a highly anticipated affair.

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Dennis Sikazwe

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