- Address: Ndola
- Country: Zambia
- Capacity: 49,000
- Opened: 2 June 2012
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: ZESCO United (football)
Extra stadium info – Levy Mwanawasa Stadium
The Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, which is named after a former president of Zambia, is among the main sports venues in Zambia. It opened with a FIFA World Cup qualifier between the national football teams of Zambia and Ghana. In 2010, the national football team of Ghana became the third African team in a FIFA World Cup quarter-final. The national football team of Zambia, nicknamed Chipolopolo, played numerous matches at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium. They were crowned African football champions in 2012 for the first time in their history. The national football team of Zambia won the title after beating the Côte d’Ivoire in Gabon in front of 40,000 spectators. Kalusha Bwalya is one of their former players.
In 1985, Kalusha Bwalya left Zambia for the Belgian football club Cercle Brugge. Later, he played professional football in the Netherlands, the United Mexican States and the United Arab Emirates. France Football, one of the most reputable sports magazines in Europe, named Kalusha Bwalya the best African football player of 1988. It was the first time that a Zambian won the title.
Bwalya and PSV
In 1992, Kalusha Bwalya played in the inaugural rebranded edition of the European championship for football clubs with the Dutch football club PSV from Eindhoven. The world famous tournament has been known as the UEFA Champions League since 1992. In 1955, PSV played in the inaugural edition of the European football championship for clubs. They won the prestigious tournament in 1988 for the first time in their history. The same year, PSV faced Club Nacional de Football from Uruguay in their first-ever world championship final.