FAZ mourns fan who died in car crash after watching Namibia game

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The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is saddened by the death of a soccer fan identified as Masilokwa Libakeni in a tragic road traffic accident that happened at Ruundu, 500 kilometres from the Namibia/Zambia border.

Libakeni and four other people were on their way back to Lusaka after cheering the Chipolopolo boys on Saturday in a Group K Africa Cup of Nations match that ended 1-1.

FAZ President Andrew Kamanga has sent his condolences to the entire football community and the deceased’s family, according to a statement released by FAZ communications manager Desmond Katongo.

Libakeni, 32, was in the company of three other relatives when the Toyota Alphard they were travelling in had a tyre burst and overturned several times. The deceased leaves behind a wife and a child.

The FAZ boss paid tribute to Libakeni for having travelled to Windhoek to support the Chipolopolo at a time when not many people were willing to sacrifice for the team.

Zambia drew 1-all with Namibia on Saturday in a Group K Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Windhoek.

 

(In Picture: Libakeni is second left and next to soccer analyst Musonda Chibulu before the match on Saturday in Windhoek when they met FAZ President Andrew Kamanga)

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