UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has issued the following message following the Under 20 National team emerging as winners of the AFCON 2017 tournament that was hosted in Zambia.
We have done it. What a day for Zambia. What a day for Africa. We are the champions.
Patson Daka and Edward Chilufya again. Congratulations boys.
Congratulations Beston “Quick Silver” Chambeshi. Congratulations Biltone Musonda.
Congratulations to my friend Andrew Kamanga. What a gift to our youth on their day.
For us this was expected. We believed in our boys. We believed in our youth.
When properly harnessed, this is what our youth are capable of; bringing joy and happiness to our nation.
It is time for all of us to encourage our youth to be productive and leave no space for being used to perpetrate violence.
The world is full of opportunities and those boys on that pitch just explored the opportunity they have been given to the maximum.
We are champions and have qualified to the Under 20 soccer world cup in Korea.
GOD BLESS ZAMBIA.