The Zambia Scrabble Association is this month set to host a national Championship at Taj Pamodzi hotel in Lusaka. The event will run from 23rd to 24th May, 2015. University of Zambia (UNZA) Scrabble Association President George Kabwe told the Lusaka Star in an interview that the event is a good opportunity for young Zambian upcoming players as it will enable them gain exposure.
THE University of Zambia (UNZA) Inter Hostels League will this weekend come to life as the tournament commences with different sports teams in various sports disciplines ready to battle it out for the ultimate challenge. The league which has for many years accommodated only male football will for the first time accommodate other sports disciplines which among them include female football, basketball, netball and volleyball.
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 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.
THE Zambia Police sponsored netball team, Green Eagles have won the Midlands Netball Association League Championship after swatting defending champions, Green Buffaloes in a convincing style. The fiercely contested netball match ended with a score line of 24-19 after the Zambia Army side, Green Buffaloes, failed to equalize in the second half.
Some Zambians have noted with dismay a growing trend of hiring and firing of coaches by local football clubs. It is now a popular misconception that mere ascendancy of a new coach to a team’s technical bench would change its performance overnight and Zambians should not be deceived by this trend. Behind every mesmerizing and spectacular football match played on the pitch lies a team of great players as well as a great team of managers.
THE Zambia Chess Federation (ZCF) has expressed disappointment over the poor sponsorship and lack of moral support towards the game of chess in the country. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, ZCF President Lewis Ncube said that he was disappointed that no corporate organization came on board to sponsor the trip to the Youth Chess Olympiads which took place in Ukraine.