Zambia’s Emotional AFCON Triumph Hits SuperSport

first_imgWith the current shortage in live-action, SuperSport has converted its channels to themed content focusing on the best historical moments – offering viewers the chance to ‘ReLive’ some of the greatest sporting action of all time.This will go to a whole new level today when SuperSport pays tribute to the emotional and triumphant 2012 Africa Cup of Nations success of Zambia with a special broadcast.Hosted by anchors Lwazi Ziqubi and Thomas ‘TK’ Kwenaite, this programme will feature contributions, live via Zoom and Skype, from 2012 AFCON winning coach Herve Renard, Former FAZ President Kalusha Bwalya, 2012 AFCON Zambia captain Christopher Katongo and others. Zambia’s run to glory at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations was one of the most fascinating and compelling narratives of the continental tournament, with Herve Renard’s team seemingly pulled along by destiny in paying honour to members of the Zambian team which were killed in a plane crash in 1993 near Libreville, Gabon – the venue for the 2012 AFCON final.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

No tickets for Monday’s Kobe memorial? Stay clear of Staples, officials say

first_imgOrganizers of Monday’s memorial ceremony for Laker legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who both died in a Calabasas helicopter crash, on Friday, Feb. 21 urged people without tickets to the Staples Center gathering to stay away from the area.“We hope that everybody heeds the message and they stay either in their offices, surrounded by their friends or at home with their family or loved ones, because it’s going to be a very emotional memorial for that day and we want people to be able to enjoy it,” Staples Center President Lee Zeidman told reporters outside the venue.More coverage of Kobe Bryant‘s deathZeidman and Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore again stressed that the ceremony will not be broadcast on any of the outdoor screens at Staples Center or in the adjacent L.A. Live plaza. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“This is, to be clear, a ticketed worldwide event at this location,” Moore said. “And what that means is, if you don’t have tickets and credentials, you will not be allowed into this venue. … The point there is, do not impact the rest of the Los Angeles downtown community by trying to come here and be part of something that you’ll not be a part of.”Thousands have left flowers, hats, t-shirts, shoes written notes and signed memory boards outside of LA Live across from Staples center where the Los Angeles Lakers will honor Kobe Bryant and those who died in a helicopter crash prior to a NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, January 31, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Moore and Zeidman said they do not anticipate issues of people trying to “crash” the event or cause a disturbance, with both saying the community has shown the utmost respect in the weeks following the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that killed Bryant, 41, Gianna, 13, and seven other people.Zeidman noted that as many as 350,000 people visited a massive memorial that grew outside Staples Center in the days after the crash, without any incidents.Major streets — such as Pico and Olympic boulevards — near the arena will remain open, but smaller streets outside Staples Center and L.A. Live will be blocked off and accessible only to people with tickets.Monday’s ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Zeidman said he had no details about how many tickets were purchased by fans, but 20,000 seats were made available in the arena. He said doors to Staples Center will open at 8 a.m., and he urged everyone with tickets to be in their seats by 9:45 a.m. Zeidman also said he had no information on who will be speaking at the memorial.“Right now, it’s a very fluid situation,” he said. “The family and the Los Angeles Lakers are reaching out to people that would like to be part of this. We have no insight to exactly what they’re going to do, outside of we know that we’re going to have 20,000 seats in that building ready to do whatever they want to do from a sound, LED or memorial standpoint.”Ticket prices for the memorial ranged from $24.02 to $224. The ticket prices, along with the date of the event, are all in recognition of Bryant’s jersey number, 24, and Gianna’s number 2.All proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.The tickets are non-transferable, meaning anyone entering the arena must enter with the purchaser of the tickets.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more