MTN Super League Champions Nkana F.C are ready for their forthcoming clash against Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland in the CAF Champions league. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Nkana team manager Charles Chakatazya said the boys are well prepared for the first leg match to be played on 9th February, 2014 at the Somhlolo National Stadium in Lobamba, Swaziland. “We are ready and are just winding up with the preparations for the match against Swallows,” he said.
SOME soccer fans associations have called on the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) to consider employing local coaches to lead the national soccer team. Chipolopolo Soccer Fans Association president, Yotam Mwanza told the Lusaka Star that local coaches had the potential to coach the national soccer team citing Ben Bamfuchile and Patrick Phiri as such coaches.
LUSAKA'S Chimbokayila Central Prisons authority has called on the corporate world to offer more support towards football at the prison. In an interview , Chimbokayila Central Prison Sports Coordinator, Fred Mwaba said there was need for sponsors, especially from the corporate world to come on board and support football at the prison in order to promote sports and keep inmates fit.
The Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) assistant swimming coach, Chishala Mukuka has confirmed that the Africa Youth games in Botswana will be used to determine which swimmers will represent the country and the continent at the Nanjing Youth Olympics in China . Three swimmers are expected to represent Zambia at the youth games slated for the 22nd to 31st may, 2014.
UNIVERSITY of Zambia (UNZA) volleyball team is not ready for the forth-coming Zone Six games to be held in Mbabane, Swaziland from 14th to 22nd December 2014. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star , UNZA volleyball team coach Lloyd Mweemba said the team was not yet ready for the African Volleyball Challenge stating that the team had a long way to go in terms of training.
ZAMBIA Sports Fan Association (ZSFA) chairman Pastor Peter Makembo has appealed to Government and the corporate world to support women’s football in the country. The women’s team does not have support from the corporate world whilst government’s policy is to finance the senior national men’s soccer team. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, Makembo said government and other sponsors needed to come on board and support women’s football in order to enhance it.
THE University of Zambia (UNZA) Sports Council has disclosed a plan of developing select sports infrastructure at UNZA Great East Road Main Campus. The initiative is still in its conceptual stage as the infrastructure development committee and the resident engineer are yet to finalise the quotations for the project.
The Zambia Scrabble Association is set to host the East, Central Africa Championship which is slated for March 2014 in Lusaka. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Zambia Scrabble Association deputy secretary general, Patrick Mpundu said the association had welcomed the opportunity to host one of Africa’s biggest competitions in Scrabble. “This competition is a big opportunity to put Zambia on the international calendar of Scrabble,” he noted.
LUSAKA Province Chess Association (LPCA) secretary general, Maybin Chinama is worried over the low standards of chess at the University of Zambia (UNZA). Chinama who was crowned best UNZA chess player in 2009 and also won 3 league titles with the UNZA Chess club between 2007 and 2011 recently sponsored the UNZA Closed Chess Competition as a way of keeping the upcoming chess players active. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Chinama said he did not want to see the standards of chess at the institution go down.
Barclays Bank Zambia Marketing Manager Erick Ngondo has said the bank has pledged to continue supporting football in the country as a way of enhancing the sport. This was said ahead of the Barclays Cup Final clash between Nchanga Rangers and Red Arrows which is slated for Saturday, 23 this month. Speaking at a press briefing at Football house in Lusaka, Ngondo said Barclays would continue to pledge its allegiance to football in the country.