Zambia remembers the Gabon Air Disaster

Zambia remembers the Gabon Air Disaster

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Saturday Apr 29, 2017. 09:00

The 28th of April marks the day where Zambian national team perished in an airplane disaster 1993 in Gabon, and the Football Association of Zambia has paid homage to the departed as they mark the 25th anniversary.

The fallen heroes were on the way to Senegal for a 1994 World Cup qualifier match when their plane plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Libreville, Gabon.


According to the Lusaka Times website, family members and fans laid wreaths at the Heroes Acre located outside the old Independence Stadium.

The Zambia Under-20 squad also joined the ceremony by laying wreaths at the Gabon Disaster Memorial Park.

FAZ announced on Thursday that this year’s commemoration would not be an official function.

“As announced at last year’s event the commemoration will not be an official function, but football and family members were encouraged to join at the event at the Heroes Acre in Lusaka,” FAZ spokesperson Desmond Katongo stated.

“FAZ wishes to re-enforce their desire to mark the 25th anniversary with a grand memorial.”

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