ZNBC fails to televise U-20 AFCON

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The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) will not televise the Total under 20 Africa Cup of Nations which will be hosted by Zambia from Sunday February 26 to March 12, 2017.

ZNBC corporate affairs manager Masuzyo Ndhlovu has disclosed that the national broadcaster failed to raise the 400 thousand Euros demanded by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the 2017/18 broadcasting rights package.

Zambians who won’t make it to the tournament venues will have to watch the games on the South African based Super Sport Channel mainly from bars.

The eight-team tournament will be hosted at the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka and the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

The top four teams at the end of the tournament will qualify to the Under 20 World Cup to be hosted by South Korea later this year.


17 Responses to ZNBC fails to televise U-20 AFCON

  1. Yalikosa pa zedi

    February 25, 2017 at 5:59 am

  2. Really, and who is going to buy beer in those bars???? what an arrogant and stupid statement

    February 25, 2017 at 11:50 am

  3. The Government can not even manage to raise a meagre 400,000 Euros to enable broadcasting of such an important tournament!What a government of thieves who are just good at unscrupolous deals such as the recent scandle (the maize gate of Malawi). God will surelly punish them. Our Mwanawasa (may your soul rest in peace) we shall always sremember what you did for this country.

    Kakoma Kakoma
    February 25, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    • Its not governments job to secure rights for football games or ony other thing for that matter.
      It is for the management of ZNBC to do that. They could have done that if they had marketted the touranament beforehand to secure advertisers from the business community. They did not do that. Today half of the people, or even more than half were oblivious to the fact this tournament will be held in Zambia until a few days ago when a little awareness spread. So if government has to be blamed then it should be blamed to fire the current Manager or put him to task.

      February 26, 2017 at 3:10 am

      • Ba Zambian, mwalifunta, why are you always on the defensive side of your corrupt government cikala?

        Sony Bwalya
        February 26, 2017 at 4:57 am

      • Yes its the government’s responsibility. The government appoints the useles management and board of this useless braoadcaster based on political patronage, now when it comes to do real work like raising 400 000 euros, they are found wanting. Of course this is too much complicated an assignment to a bunch of Lungu’s praise singers based at ZNBC. They however do find funds to follow Lungu around as he crisscrossed the country opening or commissioning useless projects like the roads which are being washed away. He is not even ashamed to show his protruding rotten teeth on Spersport channel when he has failed the only entertainment the poor people in townships have. Galu

        February 27, 2017 at 8:57 am

  4. Indeed, we will always remember Mwanawasa. He was a great man. The best president Zambia has ever had

    jason Nyirenda
    February 25, 2017 at 6:34 pm

  5. I thought every Zambian or person that buys electricity units monthly pays K3 (K36 per year) which goes to ZNBC! How is this collection accounted for? Or is it taken as extra money for looters to dip into and misapply?

    February 26, 2017 at 2:05 am

  6. 400,000 Euros is not a meagre amount. All that money leaving Zambia and going to CAF ! This amount could go a long way to rehabilitate the UTH. Only problem is our leaders have other ideas on how any savings are to be utilised.

    Leadership is a serious matter
    February 26, 2017 at 6:34 am

    • Zambians are so confused !! There institutions created to look at specific problems. ZNBC’s job is to braodcaster events and provide entertainment that people pay for. They pay TV licences to receive quality broadcasting such as soccer matched and not to repair UTH buildings. However that can save money by limitinf coverage of Lungu even if he is doing useless things. Lungu’s illegal inauguration cost the country probably 10x more that it would cost to televize the most important soccer tournament the country will ever host. No major events can come to a country which fails to televize. Now the money spent to inaugurate a thief should have gobe to UTH. Inauguration outside high court would have sufficed.

      February 27, 2017 at 9:13 am

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  9. Sorry for the up coming youngsters who’d like follow the games but don’t live in Lusaka or Ndola & have no access to DSTV,my heart bleeds for you,ZNBC ilibe mahafu,boma ni boma …

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