Zambia may bid to host Afcon 2015


FAZ general secretary George Kasengele said at a briefing in Lusaka yesterday that it is ideal for Zambia to host the biennial tournament considering the development of infrastructure in the country.

Kasengele says apart from the infrastructural development motivation, the association feels the young crop of players would be ready to win the tournament at home in 2015.

Kasengele said a position statement will soon be given and a bid document sent to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

He added that after wide consultations with key stakeholders, a bid committee will also be put in place to start work in earnest.

He said the stadium being built in Ndola and two others earmarked for Lusaka and Livingstone have given FAZ the impetus to consider bidding to host the rendezvous and that the successful hosting of the 2010 World Cup by South Africa, 2010 Africa Cup by Angola and 2008 Africa Cup by Ghana had inspired FAZ.