Tuesday Dec 19, 2017. 17:00
In the wake of Changwe Kalale’s passing, Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu have been urged to qualify Zambia to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in honour of their friend.
The ex-Zambia U-17 star was left paralysed after a road accident in December 2014 and has died on Sunday following a short illness in Lusaka where he had gone for his routine check-up.
However, former U-17 coach Chris Kaunda has told Daka and Mwepu to qualify for the tournament in Qatar to honour their friend and late midfielder.
“To the rest, Patson, Mwepu, Prosper (Chiluya), Wayne Museba, our dream was Qatar, please please, you can still honour your colleague, your brother by fulfilling our final agreement," Kaunda said.
Kalale inspired Zambia to its debut U-17 AFCON appearance, but missed the trip following the tragic accident that left him confined to a wheelchair.
He sustained a spinal injury on his way for Chipolopolo’s pre-tournament camp in Lusaka for the 2015 AFCON.
Patson and Mwepu are now fully fledged Chipolopolo members following their 2017 U-20 AFCON win as hosts in March and 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinal placing in June in South Korea.