The view from Africa

From tragedy to triumph

February 28, 2012
By Firdose Moonda
Goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene was eight years old in 1993 when the Zambian Air Force plane carrying the national team to their World Cup qualifier in Dakar crashed, killing what was then the golden generation of Zambian footballers. He was more than ten years away from making his international debut and 19 from being part of a new golden generation, who won the African Nations Cup and dedicated their victory to the memory of their fallen countrymen.

Most of his current team-mates were of ...

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