The Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Zambia’s industrial capital is an architectural masterpiece and state of the art sports facility built by the Chinese. Plans for the building of the stadium, along with two others in Lusaka and Livingstone, were proposed in 2006 with Zambia scheduled to host the 2011 All Africa Games. In 2010, the Chinese government announced its intention to facilitate the construction of the stadium. The 49,800-capacity stadium was commissioned on June 2nd 2012. It hosted its first match, a world cup qualifier between Zambia and Ghana a week later on the 9th of June, which ended 1-0 in favor of the hosts. The stadium was named after Levy Mwanawasa who served as the third president of Zambia from 2002 until his death in 2008.

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