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‘Commemorate Armistice Day by Advertising Zambia’s Lake Chila

  By Ashton Kelly Bunda MOTHER Zambia and every government of the day should step-up and   impose herself  to the world by   rewrite  her successful milestone achievements  through Commemorating ‘Armistice Day’ that      remembers world war 1 and world 2 heroes ,heroines and Lake Chila in the deadliest conflict, which was fought between 1914 and 1945. Educationists and economists, the Military, hospitality industry and the media in Zambia must embark on a vigorous campaign to help market and advertise the great lake Chila situated in Mbala, formerly Abercorn, where the last gun shots of the World War 2 were fired and...

Sponsor Athletics like Football, Kalembo prods business society

By Ashton Kelly Bunda National team athletics coach Douglas Kalembo has bemoaned luck of sponsorship in the athletics fraternity in Zambia resulting in generation gaps as successors to break best records left behind as they bring glory to Zambia and putting the nation on the world map. Speaking during Zambia Athletic Association All-Comers Meet that brings together athletes  to prepare upcoming annual events Kalembo said in a measure an individual event ,but competitors they form a team at the end of the day, as they train and travel for competitions in groups to represent Zambia . He said the federation...

ZA All – Comers Meet, ‘SpringBoard to International Level’, says Douglas Kalembo

  By Ashton Kelly Bunda TRACK and Field national team coach Douglas Kalembo  says  the All Comers meet even  that took place at Heroes  stadium on Saturday 22 January 2022 will be spring board to advance after following the Coronavirus (Covid 19)  pandemic  which restricted them  to go and acclimatize before the 2021 Japan  Olympics . Kalembo  said his team is going flat out to recruit  new athletes  and  sharpen  the  experienced runners by to increase their  speed and  acquire  high endurance levels  as they prepare for  the forthcoming World Junior Championships  on Tuesday, 12th July,  2022 and the commonwealth...

‘Athletics Events’ need Publicity, urges Prince Mumba

  By Ashton Kelly Bunda United States of America (USA) based Sprinter Prince Mumba as lodged a complaint to the Rainbow News Zambia Limited (RNZR) and Kwilanzi News Zambia (KNZ, a Zambian Children Young People and Women in Development (ZCYPWD) publication that track and field events in Zambia do not have enough public attention as is with counterparts in the football fraternity. Speaking during the Zambia Athletic Association (ZAA) All- Comers  Meet  at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka, led by Elias Ng’andu Mpondela, meant to prepare athletes for the forthcoming  world Junior Champions ships that will take place on Tuesday, 12th...

Take athletes to rural areas, prods Samuel Matete

  By Ashton Kelly Bunda ONE of Africa’s Legendary Track and field star Samuel Matete says taking athletics to the rural areas will widen the horizon of athletes that will emulate his record and the generation gap as to who will represent mother Zambia on the world map again. The 1996 Japan Olympics 400 meters hurdle gold medalist says the government through Youth, Sport and Child Development Ministry led by Elvis Nkandu should enhance the policy of setting up sports facilities in rural areas. During an All-Comers Meet at Lusaka Heroes Stadium Matete says some schools are striving to set...

‘Better Runners’ exist beyond Lusaka Provinces Sydney Siame

By Ashton Kelly Bunda 2014 Brazil Olympics Gold medalist Sydney Siame says  local competitions like the All- Comers meet that converge provinces  with different  talents and abilities  is key to discovering  talent that can beat existing high records  including what he has achieved. Siame who specializes in the 100metres and 4x 100meters says there are many boys and girls who are faster, energetic and with long endurance levels   that him and that making  efforts to spreading  the net wider to rest of the ten provinces  would bear fruits . Siame who competed  in the same race with  one of the...

SOBOBO BANDA ATTENDS BARCELONA TRIALS

  Zambian young sensation Joseph ‘Sabobo’ Banda is in Spain attending trials at LA Liga giants, FC Barcelona.   The Zambia U-17 national team will attend trials with the Spanish for close to a month and may make his switch to Barça onde the lad impresses examiners.   However since Sabobo is only 16, even if he was to impress he can only sign a professional contract when he turns 18 years old in December, 2023.   The youngster will remain at Red Arrows until December 2023. Barcelona who have been in contact with the handlers of the youngster for...

Access to Information Bill: is this the start of New Dawn summersaults?

By Nicholas Bwalya It is 20 years since proponents of the Access to Information (ATI) Bill begun their advocacy to have this important law enacted. Governments have come and gone, MMD and PF regimes all leaving the Bill to gather dust on the shelves of the Ministry of Information.   The PF government was even more daring than the MMD because in its manifesto of 2011 to 2016, the party pledged to enact the Bill into law. But as they say the rest is history. In a country that is among the top of the Corruption Perception Index, enacting the...

A look at Alfred Foloko

  By Derrick Sinjela FOR many years, Alfred Foloko has reigned as president of the Zambian Judo Association (ZJA) and on Saturday, 9th December, 2017, became president of the National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) defeating then Zambia Amatuer Atheletics (ZAAA) leader, Elias Ng’andu Mpondela. ZJA through Foloko and peers commit to develop judo viewed as a minor sports discipline through a collaborative effort of the International Judo Federation (IJF). Though, the dominant sport in Zambia is soccer, the International Judo Federation (IJF) presided over the construction of a national dojo and in October 2017, after a visit to the...

Southern Province can produce International Long Distance Runners, Sikaleya Gamela …Samuel Matete tags Mbala as good training ground

By Ashton Kelly Bunda CHOMA District Commissioner Sikaleya Gamela says excellence in long distance races is not only a preserve for Ethiopian and Kenyan runners as Zambia’s Southern Province is hilly and mountainous, as the geographical landscape in Eastern African. When reached for a comment, in a telephone interview from Kitwe, Copperbelt Province, 1996 Japan Olympics 400 meters hurdle gold medalist, Samuel Matete said Mbala District in the Northern Province is equally in good standing as the Southern Province, Ethiopia and Kenya in grooming competitive and resilient athletes. Said Africa’s Legendary Track and field star Matete: “It is not only...

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