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.
THE 2005 Zambian Charity Shield winners, Red Arrows F.C are ready for their forth-coming final clash against the MTN Super League Champions Nkana F.C in the Samuel Zoom Ndhlovu charity shield tie. The match which is slated for the 22nd of February this year will be hosted at Arthur Davis Stadium in Kitwe. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, Red Arrows team captain and recently crowned 2013 Zambian footballer of the year, Bronson Chama said the team was well prepared for the match.
THE University of Zambia (UNZA) Sports Council has disclosed plans of considering physically challenged people in sporting activities on campus. Currently at UNZA, the physically challenged people do not have sporting events such as basketball, table tennis, and athletics. And in an interview with the Lusaka star, University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) sports secretary Nasho Banda said the physically challenged people on campus had been neglected for many years with no sporting activities for them.
THE University of Zambia gymnasium (UNZA gym) has procured gym equipments worth K9 000. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, UNZA gym committee member, Kelly Nkole said the procurement of the equipement was a massive step in the development of the gynasium. He added that among the procured equipement included plates, a bench and trojan machine and had also refurbished some of the gym’s old equipments.
Zambia Judo Association (ZJA) president has expressed happiness over the rapid development of judo in the country. In an interview with the Lusaka star, Judo president Alfred Foloko said he was happy with the positive improvement of judo both at the local and international level. “The current trend of the sport is impressive but we wish to improve further so that we can reap medals both locally and internationally” Foloko said.
Former Lusaka Junior Open champion has bemoaned the low participation of junior golfers in the country. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Michael Chiluba said it was sad to see that participation of junior golfers in the country had reduced. “I am deeply concerned about the current trends of the junior golf in the country because the participation by junior golfers is low,” he commented.
THE University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) has said the introduction of University of Zambia (UNZA) inter-hostel football league will encourage students to participate in sports at the institution. The league which began on the 8th of this February 2014 will run from terms two and three of UNZA's academic year over the weekends.
THE Zambia Inter-University Tournament organised by the Zambia University Sports Association (ZUSA) kicked off yesterday at the Copperbelt University (CBU) in Kitwe. The three day tournament will run from 14th to 16th February 2014 and will comprise various sporting disciplines such as basketball, netball, volleyball, football, rugby, badminton, chess, scrabble and tennis. The tournament which is held annually attracts participation from various universities across the country.
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.