By SYLVESTER MWALE –
PROMOTED Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy (KYSA) chairperson Evans Mutangama, who died lastweek in India, was yesterday buried in Kabwe with the FAZ describing him as a real lover of football.
The burial, at St Mary’s Cemetery, was preceded with a church service at United Church of Zambia (UCZ) All-Saints Congregation where scores ofpeople gathered to pay their last respect.
Speaking during the church service, FAZ Committee Member Joseph Mulenga called on football administrators to emulate Mutangama who used his personalresources to promote football because of the love for the game.
Dr Mulenga, who is childhood friend of the late Mutangama, said the football fraternity had lost an administrator who had demonstrated in many was his love for the game.
Speaking earlier, family representative Bishop Luputa said the deceased had single-handedly used personal resources and lobbied from well-wishers to inspire the KYSA.
“He created a good relationship with nearly all soccer administrators in the province and Zambia at large and he was seen as a most preferred administrator who could have served well at FAZ looking at how he assisted other clubs selflessly financially,” he said.
Luputa said Mutangama would be remembered for his emphasis on combining football and education after he introduced scholarships for young players whose parents could not afford schools fees.
Mutangama, 56, died in India on Friday last week where he had gone formedical review.
He is survived by wife and four children.