Category: Sports

Solly Pandor commends Football Association of Zambia

By Ashton Kelly Bunda Former Zambia National Team Manager Solly Pandor has commended the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) for the decision they have made to pick on the Angolans for a friendly game in South Africa as they prepare for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) that will take place in Rwanda 16th January 2016. Pandor said that a quality team like Angola national team will help determine the strength of the and the technical bench will be able to gauge which department of the team they should start working on . The former football administrator who managed the Chipolopolo...

2015 was a “Stepping stone” brags MABA Secretary Christian Kalima

2015 was a “Stepping stone” brags MABA Secretary Christian Kalima

By Sport&Entertainment Journalist Ashton Kelly Bunda MIDLANDS Amateur Boxing Association (MABA) Secretary Christian Kalima says the year 2015 was a “Stepping stone “that catapulted amateur boxing to a greater heights. Alluding to a number of boxing tournaments, Kalima expressed delight that the exhibitions discovered new talent which paint a bright grass roots boxing future. The overjoyed Kalima bragged that countless tournaments garnered by his organization helped boys and Girls gain confidence as Zambia prepares to compete in the Zone 4 Boxing   Championships in mid-January and the February 2016 Zone 6  tournament to be hosted by Cameroon. The Midlands Amateur Boxing...

Bessy Chelemu allays Zambia 2017 Under 20 Africa Cup fears

Bessy Chelemu allays Zambia 2017 Under 20 Africa Cup fears

By John Dino Banda YOUTH, Child and Sports Ministry Director Bessy Chelemu has is confident with Zambia’s capacity to host the 2017 Under 20 Africa Cup FootballTournament. John Dino Banda reports that Chelemu was reacting to sentiments by soccer fans that the Ministry of Youth and Sports has gone mute on the publicity campaign ahead of the youthful tournament slated for February 2017. Chelemu has disclosed that the Youth, Child and Sports Ministry will soon constitute a 2017 Under 20 Africa Cup FootballTournament Local Organizing Committee.

Cricket Coach Ishmael Mbatata building teams

Cricket Coach Ishmael Mbatata building teams

By Sports Journalist Ashton Kelly Bunda INDEPENDENT Schools Association of Zambia (ISAZ) cricket coach Ishmael Mbatata says building developmental teams from under 14-year-old to under 20-years-old will make Zambia a cricket fortress in Africa. Mbatata said reducing gaps in the developmental age groups is one of the solutions that will help players to graduate with maturity and confidence. Coach Mbatata, a Teacher and Sports Scientist at the Italian School observed a need for a pool of Zambian cricket players to choose from developmental sporting groups. Mbatata led the Independent Schools Association of Zambia (ISAZ) cricket team to emerge victorious in...

Green Buffaloes grab 2015 Barclays  Cup convincingly beating  High Flying Nkwazi  Football Club 2-0

By Bunda Ashton Kelly aka (BAK 2 BAK) ZAMBIA Army (ZA) sponsored side Green Buffaloes  Football  Club  (GBFC) scooped  the 2015 Barclays  Cup  convincingly beating  High Flying Nkwazi  Football Club 2-0 (NFC) with both  goals arriving in  the first half of an exciting final registering their name as a top notch outfit . President   Edgar  Chagwa Lungu, Youth , Sports and Child Development Minister Vincent Mwale  and Football  Association Zambia President  Kalusha  Bwalya  graced the memorable Barclays  Cup  final at Lusaka’s Nkoloma  stadium It  was the ‘Soldiers’  team led by  coach Bilton Musonda  that employed  war zone attitude using their...

2015 cheers Brigadier General Benson Kamona

2015 cheers Brigadier General Benson Kamona

By Ashton Kelly Bunda Zambia Army Chief of Operations Brigadier General Benson Kamona rated 2015 as a sporting milestone year of achievements for the netball and football fraternity. General Kamona Midlands Netball Association  (MNA) annual awards ceremony  hosted at Arakan  Baracks in Lusaka that the netball national team that recently participated in the Diamond challenge  in South Africa, Africa Cup in Botswana  and the Netball World Cup in Australia  resulting in some players  clinching professional deals  in Sri Lanka. The Prestigious  annual  Midlands  netball  awards  saw  deserving  hard working  players  ,  individuals and Clubs   earning  awards in different categories with...

Chapecoense plane crash: Team awarded Copa Sudamericana

Chapecoense plane crash: Team awarded Copa Sudamericana

By BBC Sports Brazilian club Chapecoense have been awarded the Copa Sudamericana by South American football confederation Conmebol after most of their team died in a plane crash en route to the final. Seventy-one people, including 19 players and staff, were killed in last Monday’s crash on the way to Colombia for the first leg. Colombian opponents Atletico Nacional, who asked for Chapecoense to be awarded the trophy, have been given a Fair Play award to acknowledge their “spirit of peace, understanding and fair play”. Chapecoense will be given the $2m (£1.57m) in prize money while Atletico Nacional will receive...

Table Tennis future cheers Darwin Wang

Table Tennis future cheers Darwin Wang

By Ashton Kelly Bunda. SINO Zambia Table Tennis Club Chairman Darwin Wang says table tennis one of the unique games as it provides a spring board and an opportunity for increased participation in sport, reports Ashton Kelly Bunda. Wang said that the want the initiative to be benefit the local community and boost table tennis by attracting more quality players, Speaking during the official launch of the Sino Zambia Table Tennis Club at Olympic Youth Development Center (OYDC) on Friday 11th –November 2016, Wang emphasized that the objective of the club is to foster the cordial bilateral relationship between China...

Man Utd: Zlatan Ibrahimovic contract will be extended by year – Jose Mourinho

Man Utd: Zlatan Ibrahimovic contract will be extended by year – Jose Mourinho

By  BBC Sport Manchester United will extend Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s one-year contract by a year, says manager Jose Mourinho. The 35-year-old former Sweden international moved to Old Trafford on a free transfer in the summer, with the option of extending his deal for a second season. He has scored eight goals in 17 games in all competitions this term. Mourinho said: “We are going to execute the option of a second season. After that he can do what he wants.” Ibrahimovic said: “I feel in shape, feel fresh and good. If I feel like I do now, it will be a...

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