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.
The University of Zambia Students Union has reaffirmed its commitment to providing sporting activities to all students that do not feature in any of the University of Zambia sports teams. UNZASU in conjuction with the Unza Sports Council are hosting the Inter hostel soccer tournament. This is an attempt by UNZASU to ensure that every student takes part in sports activities as not everyone can be on the available school sports teams.
ZESCO United moves back to the top of the MTN/FAZ super league table after defeating city rivals Forest rangers 1-0. A week 23 fixture played on saturday at former Zesco home ground, the trade fair stadium in Ndola witnessed the former champions make a quick climb on top of the FAZ super league table. The only goal of the Ndola derby was scored by Akalulubelwa Mwachiaba giving Zesco a first flight in the title race. Title rivals, Nkana suffered a 1-1 draw against the reigning champions Zanaco.
FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) Communications Manager Erick Mwanza, says qualifying to the 2014 African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals in South Africa is of great significance to football development in Zambia. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, Mwanza said the CHAN championship was a very important tournament for football development. Mwanza said the Zambia developmental squad was a good and hard working team with potential of winning the return leg CHAN qualifier match against Botswana.
SPORT in Action (SiA) in partnership with the Zambia Basketball Association (ZBA) is set to host the Felix Chileshe Memorial Basketball Championship. This year’s tournament has been set for the first week of August at Lusaka’s Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC). SiA Executive Director Frankson Mushindu told the Lusaka Star in an exclusive interview that the event would attract community teams from various provinces of the country.