To summarize his brief and colorful international career, former Chipolopolo defender Happy Sichikolo has always subscribed to the premise that 'David will always prevail over Goliath'.
Sichikolo, who is currently assistant coach at Zambian top flight outfit, Forest Rangers, recalls his football story especially the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) where his exploits made him a household name.
"I have never doubted my capabilities. I can confidently say I was up there amongst the best right-backs Zambia has ever had, starting from Kaizer Kalambo in the 1974 AFCON, John Kalusa who was at Libya 1982 and John Soko who passed on in the Gabon air crash. They were all short like me but proved they could play at the highest level,” the diminutive former right back said in response to critics who must have doubted his qualities.
His roots are pure football, which if uprooted, literally smelt of the whiff of freshly cut grass and newly laid white lime lines from just over the perimeter wall fence inside Nchanga Stadium in Zambia's Copperbelt Province mining town in Chingola. He was born and raised in the shadow of Nchanga Stadium, home of his childhood club Nchanga Rangers.