Tragic Loss for Zanaco Ladies FC as Assistant Coach Kaunda Mukonde Passes Away
Lusaka, Zambia – In a somber turn of events, the Zambian football community mourns the untimely passing of Mr. Kaunda Mukonde, the esteemed assistant coach of Zanaco Ladies FC. Mr. Mukonde, aged 48, succumbed to illness on the evening of September 14, 2023, at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka.
A dedicated and passionate figure in Zambian football, Mr. Mukonde’s contributions to the sport were invaluable. His commitment to nurturing talent and elevating the standards of women’s football in the country made him a beloved figure in the football fraternity.
The news of his passing has sent shockwaves throughout the Zambian sports community, with tributes pouring in from fellow coaches, players, and fans alike. The loss of a prominent coach like Mr. Mukonde is not only a blow to Zanaco Ladies FC but to the entire Zambian football family.
In this trying time, the Zambian Sports Media Team extends its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May they find solace, strength, and guidance to navigate through this difficult moment.
As a result of this unfortunate loss, the upcoming match between Kabwe Celtic Queens and Zanaco Ladies FC, scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed. The decision to postpone the match is a gesture of respect for the late assistant coach, and to allow the Zanaco Ladies FC players and staff the necessary time to grieve and pay their respects.
Zanaco Ladies FC and the entire football community will undoubtedly feel the void left by Mr. Mukonde’s absence, but his legacy will continue to inspire and shape the future of women’s football in Zambia. He will be dearly missed, and his memory will forever be etched in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing and working with him.