Johannesburg - Zambia captain Christopher Katongo has been promoted to Warrant
officer class one following his impressive showing at the Africa Cup of
Nations so far.
Katongo has guided Chipolopolo to a semi-final tie with Ghana
although he was awarded by state president Michael Sata prior to their
quarter-final match against Sudan in Bata on Saturday.
Katongo, who has been a soldier since joining Zambia army club
Green Buffaloes in 2001, currently plays for Henan Jiyanyi in China.
Previous clubs include Jomo Cosmos, Brondby, Arminia Bielefeld and Xanthi.
Zambia army spokesperson Christopher Musonda said in a statement:
"The president of the republic of Zambia and commander in chief of the
armed forces his excellence Michael Chilufya Sata, has promoted Zambia
national soccer team captain Christopher Katongo to warrant officer
class one with immediate effect for displaying exemplary leadership and
skill in the team which has contributed to the team's good performance."