HUNDREDS of football fans and the public turned out in Kaoma and Mongu at the weekend to watch Zambeef’s screening of the award-winning football movie e18hteam.
The movie was on the fourth and fifth legs of the company’s epic nationwide “In Your Town” tour which has already attracted vast crowds in Kabwe, Chingola and Kitwe.
Next stop will be Choma on Friday followed by Livingstone on Saturday
The Zambeef team was on-site bringing to life Zambia’s football history recounting the remarkable story of the Chipolopolo Boys leading up to the AfCON championship of 2012.
“The Zambeef “In Your Town” e18hteam tour is really about bringing football back to the grass roots. And this is not just about showing the film in every part of Zambia, including the more remote places, but rather getting back to the basics of football; what it represents and why we love the game in the first place,
“ It’s about re-discovering our love for football and the joys and frustrations that go with it,” said Zambeef joint chief executive officer Carl Irwin.
The award-winning short film sponsored by Zambeef, explores and captures Zambian football’s most defining moments – from the lows of the 1993 Gabon air crash to the highs of the 2012 AFCON, in essence a reflection of the extra-ordinary story of a country that is both truly and proudly Zambian.
Ngosa Chungu produced the film in collaboration with colleague Juan Rodriguez-Brisco in the hope that Zambians would get a chance to tell their story from their point of view.
“It’s incredible to see people’s reactions to the movie. For some it’s been a walk down memory lane, for other emotional because of how far they, and we as a country, have come since the early days of football, and still others find hope in knowing and being reminded that this really happened and that Zambia did win the 2012 AFCON,” she said.
Zambeef was an avid supporter of football and has sponsored football teams playing in leagues and at community level that have groomed footballers at the grassroots including AFCON 2012 squad member James Chamanga.