Chipolopolo captains says ‘Don’t Kubeba’ dance was not political
Zambia football captain Christopher has charged that the national team dance of Don’t Kubeba used by the Chipolopolo boys during the Africa Cup was not political. The team adopted the hush sign, with which they celebrated every goal they scored at the 2012 Africa Cup.
Katongo said that national team sparked the flashing of the hush sign made popular by the PF in the run-up to last September’s tripartite elections as a way of celebrations but also to remind each other not to alert their opponents that even if they were regarded as underdogs they will win the cup.
Katongo insisted that it had nothing to do with supporting any political organisation including the current ruling PF.
Katongo speaking to CrossFire Blog Radio, the UK online radio station, also explained that the presence of first president Dr. Kenneth Kaunda at the finals was a big inspiration to the team.
He said as a captain “I had to lead the team by taking the first penalty and what was going in my mind was that this was our destiny”.
Katongo lead the Chipolopolo boys to historical win of the Africa Cup of Nations 2012.