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Lockdown: Stranded Zambia National Player In Abroad Shouting For Help

The question the 28 years Zambia footballer Aaron Katebe is asking: when will this emotional trauma and a air of despair surrounding him in far away India as a result of covid-19 lockdown evaporated away.

Katebe who has featured for Zambia national team 35 times with 2 goals to his credit, told the BBC that he is stuck in his club owner’s hotel, unable to get home during lockdown in India.

The Real Kashmir player in Indian-administered Kashmir narrated to BBC how he has become emotional when he speaks to his loved ones on the phone. On 24 March, India issued a strict stay-at-home orders to more than a billion people in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus. They stopped all domestic and international flights.

For Katebe this means he has to stay in the hotel of the club’s owner Sandeep Chattoo.

Mr Chatoo told the BBC that the only thing he could do was make sure his players were safe and comfortable but he couldn’t help them get home.

“There’s nothing I can do unless their respective embassies come forward to help out.”

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