Multitudes of soccer fans from across the globe Thursday trooped to the National Heroes Stadium and filled it to capacity to have a glance and watch the Barcelona Legends led by Brazilian and World Cup winner Ronaldinhio take on the Chipolopolo legends.
With the gates opening as early as 10:00 hrs, soccer fans from different walks of life made their way into the Stadium to watch the live performances from various Musicians.
Read more: Chipolopolo, Barcelona Legends thrill fans, as match ends 3-0 in favour of hosts
MC Wabwino opened the stage with his old zed songs before other artists including, Chef 187, Xaven, Y Celeb, Slap Dee, Organised Family and K’millian among others delivered their performances.
The atmosphere was electric, enthralling and the best ever as the two teams entertained soccer fans with a fast passing game to the amusement of crowds.
Fans dressed in various national team colours be it Nike, Kopa, Mafro and Kapa while others donned various editions of the Barcelona replicas were a marvel to watch as they cheered the team throughout the game.
The onesss and ubuntu depicted during the exhibition match recreated the 2012 memories when the Zambia National team triumphed at the the Coast of Libreville, Gabon, when captain of the side Christopher Katongo hoisted the AFCON trophy after defeating a highly rated Ivory Coast led by then Chelsea Star Didier Drogba winning 8-7 via post match penalties following a scoreless draw.
The songs, the chants and general atmosphere was something to marvel at with the players showcasing their skill just as they say, skill and class is permanent while form is temporal.
Before kick-off, Ronaldihinhio showcased his juggling and ball-control skill with soccer fans giving him a standing ovation.
With the stadium filled to capacity, the two teams walked onto the pitch led by retired FIFA Referee Janny Sikazwe sending the crowds in the terrancess on cloud nine.
Barcelona Legends were dressed in their Spotify famous striped jersey led by stars Ronaldinhio, Saviola, Giovani and Patrick Kluvert while the Chipolopolo legends were in a full white replica sponsored by Tekno and Mobile City among other sponsors.
The flashes on Ronaldinho whenever on the ball were a marvel to watch especially when in attack but Zambia stood strong in defense to ensure they kept a clean sheet.
WARNING! All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express permission from ZAMBIA MONITOR.