Passionate Football Advocate Nashawn Samuel Zulu Laid to Rest
Nashawn Samuel Zulu, the Copperbelt FAZ youth representative, has been laid to rest at Mitengo cemetery in Ndola. The burial ceremony was preceded by a church service at the Anglican church, attended by various dignitaries including FAZ vice president Justin Mumba, representing FAZ president Andrew Kamanga who was away on duty. Also present were Copperbelt FAZ provincial leadership, representatives from football clubs, government officials, coaches, players, and other mourners.
Mumba, speaking on behalf of FAZ president Kamanga, paid tribute to Nashawn Samuel Zulu’s remarkable contributions to football. He acknowledged Zulu’s passion for the sport, which played a pivotal role in the formation of under-10 and under-15 boys’ and girls’ leagues on the Copperbelt.
Zulu’s contributions extended beyond the field of play. He passionately supported youth and women’s football, fostering the development of young talents in the region. Under his leadership, the Under-18 youth league was formed, attracting 20 clubs. Nashawn Zulu served various roles, from FAZ Copperbelt Executive Member to Youth Representative and Chairperson of the Youth and Technical Committee in the province.
Mumba also praised Zulu for his dedication to women’s football. Many players, including Catherine Musonda, Esther Namukwasa, Rhoda Chileshe, Misozi Zulu, and Noria Sosala, were given opportunities to play at competitive levels, thanks to Zulu’s unwavering support. His passion for women’s football made a lasting impact on the development of women’s football in the region.
Nashawn Samuel Zulu’s contributions to youth and women’s football were not only significant but also inspirational. Mourners were encouraged to emulate his passion, humility, and commitment to the sport, striving to exceed his expectations for the future of youth and women’s football. Zulu’s legacy in Zambian football will be remembered with deep respect and appreciation.