Category: Sports

‘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...

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...

LUSEKELO KAMWAMBI 2012 ZAMBIA NATIONAL TEAM MANAGER PUTS AFCON ALLOWANCES CLAIMS TO BED

By Robinson Kunda- Sports Reporter – Feed Me Sports Zambia   CHIPOLOPOLO 2012 Africa Cup winning Team Manager Lusekelo Kamwambi says all members of the continental title winning squad were paid their allowances and other entitlements inclusive of daily allowances in full and got a share from the $1.5 million prize money.   Kamwambi said the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and government met all its obligations that were due to the players and anyone claiming to be owed money in form of allowances just needs time to remember.   “I was a team manager and I remember the Africa...

Croatian Aljosa Asanovic is Chipolopolo coach

By Staff Writer Croatian coach Aljosa Asanovic was unveiled as the new Chipolopolo coach on a 4-year performance-based deal in January 2022. Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) General Secretary Adrian Kashala presented the 55-year-old to the media at Lusaka’s Protea Hotel on Tuesday, 18th January, 2022 Asanovic is not new to the Chipolopolo bench having previously worked as a Technical Advisor to Beston Chambeshi. Slovakian Karol Prazencia will assistant coach, Stefan Carevic serving as video assistant and with Kalililo Kakonje chosen as goalkeepers’ coach by the Croatian trainer. In order to consolidate a desire to leave no stone unturned in...

Youth, Sport and Arts Minister Elvis Chishala Nkandu dates media

MEDIA BRIEFING ALERT 4th April 2022 This serves to inform members of the media that the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Arts will today 4th April 2022 host a Media Briefing at the HQ-Government Complex at 14:00 hours. Topic: Youth Empowerment Guidelines, among other important issues. All members of the media are invited to attend the media briefing. Issued by// Ministry of Youth, Sport, and Arts Public Relations and Media Department

“I discovered my son-in-law, wife were sleeping in different rooms few months after their wedding, says a Lusaka woman!”

A LUSAKA woman has shocked many after she narrated how her son-in-law, an engineer, and his wife deserted their matrimonial bed and relocated to different rooms few months after their flashy wedding. Maria Tembo, 55, said that her daughter Stellah Banda deserted her matrimonial bed after her husband Christopher Phiri failed to satisfy her in bed during the first five months of their marriage. Maria Tembo said the situation left her son-in-law in ‘mental stress’ as their relationship was tittering close to failure. She discovered they were sleeping in separate bedrooms after paying a visit to the married couple’s home....

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