Dennis Lota is dead

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Denis Lota

Denis Lota

Former Zambia national team striker Dennis Lota popularly known as ‘chisa mpama’ has died, reports Zambian Eye correspondent.

Lota who was until his death assistant coach for South African football club, Moroka Swallows, died last evening in a South African hospital. According to postings from Lota’s relatives on his Facebook page, Lota was admitted to hospital on Sunday and died in the evening of Tuesday February 4, 2014 after a short illness.

Lota fell ill after coming back from Zambia last week. Lota will be remembered for his goals in the 1996 Confederation of African Football Africa Cup held in South Africa.

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4 Responses to Dennis Lota is dead

  1. So so sorry.REST IN PEACE

    CHOMBA KANGWA
    February 5, 2014 at 9:18 am
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  2. Its sad to learn of that news. He was one of my heroes. MHSSRIP

    Kakwiliba Brison
    February 5, 2014 at 11:30 am
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  3. New him personally.Will always remember the goal he scored at AFCON 96.MYSRIP son of the soil.Till we meet again.

    KC
    February 5, 2014 at 8:33 pm
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  4. This is in response to a news item in Z.w.D that Lota’s body is stranded in South Africa and government has refused to assist. This shall serve as a lesson to become self-reliant. We are a nation of beggars, from national level to individual level, from school fee, beer, food, to funerals, we always expect others to chip in and help.
    We have lost dignity and become shameless people. Even Z.W.D begs from the likes of Mahtani and blocks comments on them. This is not a news but disgrace to Zambia, Lota family and footballers. Why does not FAZ have a fund for such eventualities? Why did not the player save from his earnings?
    Why, why?

    Valentino Chi
    February 6, 2014 at 4:31 pm
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