President Edgar Lungu says he is impressed with the performance of Zambia Soccer referee Janny Sikazwe at the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
President Lungu said Sikazwe has represented Zambia well by his exceptional refereeing standard and hoped he continues with his fine performance.
President Lungu was speaking at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) shortly before his departure for Turkey.
The President urged Zambians to emulate Sikazwe and desist from the “pull him down” syndrome.
“He’s doing a great job, we saw him yesterday, we wish him good things to come” said President Lungu, and added “Don’t pull him down, people should get inspired by his work”.
The President said Sikazwe’s performance can help trigger and enhancement the development of other sectors related to soccer and refereeing.
Janny Sikazwe is one of the two African Soccer Referees to have made the second phase of 17 referees following FIFA’s decision to trim the numbers after the 2018 world cup edition entered the knockout stages.