ZAMBIA National Soccer Team coach Honor Janza has called Israel based striker Evans Kangwa to the 27-man squad that starts camping this Saturday in Lusaka ahead of a must-win African Cup of Nations qualifier game against Mozambique next week. Speaking during a press briefing at football house, Janza said he decided to include Kangwa who plays his professional football at Israeli top side Hapoel Ra' ananain in order to strengthen the Chipolopolo striking force.
Zambia National Soccer team coach Patrice Beaumelle has said that he was impressed with Zambia’s performance in an international friendly match against Japan. Speaking to the media at a press briefing, Beaumelle said despite losing by a goal, the Chipolopolo boys deserved to be praised for a job well done. He added that no one was to be blamed for the 4-3 loss against Japan adding that the loss was a call for hard work.
The 16th Inter-Company Rely (ICR) has commenced and at least 1, 000 people from all walks of life are expected to take part. Speaking at a press briefing in Lusaka, Inter-Company Rely (ICR) Chairman Elias Mpondela said that 77 companies out of the expected 125 had already confirmed their participation in the event with the theme ‘Act Now and Stops Accidents’ He adds that 400 people are expected to take part in the health walk and in the new Power race sponsored by Bata.
THE University of Zambia (UNZA) will this year host and participate in three major sports tournaments. Among the sporting activities include the African Staff Sports Association (SAUSSA), the Confederation of Universities and Colleges Association (CUCSA) and the Zambia Federation of University and College sports (ZAFUCS) tournaments.
MUTENDERE Football Club owner Simataa Simataa has described the life ban issued on him by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) as unfortunate and unfair. Simaataa had been charged with making disparaging remarks and taking legal action against some of the FAZ employees. In a later dated March 23, 2014 addressed to Simataa, FAZ general secretary George Kasengele said Simataa had been banned after he was found guilty of violating the FAZ Disciplinary Code and the Constitution.
Zambia Golf National Team captain has complained about the lack of funds to facilitate camping of the national team before tournaments. In an interview with Lusaka star, Mwalikwa Sondashi said the golfers only met a day before or during a tournament adding that funds were not provided to cater for their accommodation. “Accommodation is rarely paid for, so I call the golfers a day before a tournament and ask them to prepare and then we meet during the tournaments,” Sondashi said.
THE University of Zambia (UNZA) recently hosted the inaugural UNZA open chess tournament at the institution. The tournament which comprised of both students and non-students attracted a total of 32 participants of whom five were females. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, UNZA chess vice chairman Douglas Mwale said he was happy the institution hosted the first ever UNZA open chess tournament.
THE National Paralympics Committee of Zambia (NCZ) has announced a wheelchair fundraising venture for its sporting activities. The wheelchair walk which is expected to start mid-May this year will start from Kabwe and end in Lusaka over a period of 3 days. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka star, committee president George Gondwe said the fundraising venture was a preparatory move to raise funds for tournaments this year.
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WHILE most students shun extra curricula activities, a third year student in the school of mines at the University of Zambia (UNZ) has taken rugby not only as an extracurricular activity but also as a part time profession. Evans Simpemba, 22, is a single orphan who started playing rugby at the age of 16 years. Unlike other youths who have decided to roam the streets all in the name of unemployment, Evans has taken up rugby sport seriously. Through this sport, Evans has managed to see himself through school to university.
ZESCO United football club has vowed to continue supporting football in Zambia through its annual ZESCO managing director’s tournament. The ZESCO managing director’s tournament is used as a platform for discovering new talent from different parts of the country. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, ZESCO United acting chief operating officer Linus Chanda said the club was dedicated to supporting football in the country adding that the tournament was used as a tool to develop football.