Raphael Chota ward 22 councilor Joseph Tamba has appealed to government to construct a modern stadium in Chipata compound.
Mr Tamba has observed that the construction of a modern stadium will encourage young people in his ward and surrounding areas to participate in sports activities instead of engaging illicit behavior.
He has noted with concern that a number youths in the community are indulging in alcohol and drug abuse due to lack of proper sports facilities.
Mr Tamba has however reiterated that he will continue to support sport in the community as way of contributing to the development of sports in the country.
The civic leader said this yesterday after he officiated at the 2017 Christmas tournament final between SIMPLE KOLWE and Lost Boys.
SIMPLE KOLWE are the 2017 Chipata Compound Christmas Tournament Champions after they beat Lost Boys 3-1 on post match penalties.
The two teams played out to a barren draw during regulation time before the match was decided on penalties.
And Ngwerere ward 19 councilor Adrian Banda, has encouraged other civic leaders to also sponsor community tournaments as a way of keeping youths busy in their wards.