Zambia FA boss Kalusha Bwalya

Zambia FA boss Kalusha Bwalya

By Ameenu Shardow

Ghana?s 2014 World Cup qualifying rivals; Zambia will be bidding to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Southern-African state will be competing against Kenya, Nigeria, DR Congo, Algerian and Liberia who have also expressed interest in hosting the biennial showpiece in 2019.

Zambia FA boss Kalusha Bwalya revealed his country?s determination to bring the Nations Cup to the people of Zambia by providing the needed infrastructure.

?Yes, we have the Africa Cup in mind,? he revealed.

?We have bid for 2019 although in that regard we will need four stadiums.

?By next January we will have two stadia ready for the Africa Cup and hopefully by 2019, another two will be ready so we are very near.?

Bwalya reckons Zambia?s hosting of the COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup later this month will help provide parts of the infrastructure needed to making their bid a success for the 2019 Nations Cup.

?It?s a great opportunity for the Zambian people to see all these teams but more importantly Zambians love competition and now they will have it in their own backyard,? Bwalya added.

?It?s a big step for us as a country to continue hosting such prestigious tournaments.?

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