22 January 2013

Zambia: Sata Back From SA

Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix
After a number of thwarted chances at goal, Ethiopian striker Saladin Said supplied the ball which enabled Adane Girma to score Ethiopia's first goal at the Cup of Nations in 30 years.

PRESIDENT Michael Sata yesterday returned from South Africa where he had gone to attend the official opening of the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

Mr Sata, who arrived at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport around 16:00 hours aboard the presidential jet, was received by Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda and his Justice counterpart Wynter Kabimba.

Others who welcomed him were Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba, Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu, Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Ephron Lungu, Lusaka Mayor Daniel Chisenga, Secretary to the Cabinet Rowland Msiska, defence chiefs and other senior Government officials.

While in South Africa, President Sata visited the Chipolopolo Boys at their base in Nelspruit and told the reigning African champions that winning the AFCON title was a must.

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