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On this day 27 years ago

burial place of the Zambia National team

On the evening of 27 April 1993, a DHC-5 Buffalo Transport Aircraft of the Zambian Air Force crashed into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Libreville, Gabon.

The Flight Was carrying most of the Zambian National Football Team To A FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Senegal In Dakar. All 25 Passengers And five crew members were killed.

List of Zambians killed on 27th April

Colonel Fenton M hone (Pilot)
Lt Colonel Victor Mubanga (Pilot)
Lt Colonel James Sachika (Pilot)
Warrant Officer Edward Nambote (Fitter)
Corporal Tomson Sakala (Steward)


Efford Chabala (Goalkeeper)
John Soko (Defender)
Whiteson Changwe (Defender)
Robert Watiyakeni (Defender)
Eston Mulenga (Midfielder)


Derby Makinka (Midfielder)
Moses Chikwalakwala (Midfielder)
Wisdom Mumba Chansa (Midfielder)
Kelvin “Malaza” Mutale (Striker)
Timothy Mwitwa (Striker)

Numba Mwila (Midfielder)
Richard Mwanza (Goalkeeper)
Samuel Chomba (Defender)
Moses Masuwa (Striker)
Kenan Simambe (Defender)

Godfrey Kangwa (Midfielder)
Winter Mumba (Defender)
Patrick “Bomber” Banda (striker)
Godfrey “Ucar” Chitalu (Coach)
Alex Chola (Assistant Coach)

Wilson Mtonga (Doctor)
Wilson Sakala
Michael Mwape (FAZ Chairman)
Nelson Zimba (Public Servant)
Joseph Bwalya Salim (Journalist)

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