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OYDC ZAMBIA ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER TEMBO APPLAUDS NOCZ FOR HOSTING “OLYMPIC DAY” AT THE SPORTS FACILITY

OYDC ZAMBIA ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER TEMBO APPLAUDS NOCZ FOR HOSTING “OLYMPIC DAY” AT THE SPORTS FACILITY OYDC Zambia Acting Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Tembo has paid gratitude to the National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) for staging the 2024 Olympic Day celebrations at the multisport facility. Tembo says it is gratifying that the NOCZ on 22 June 2024 brought hundreds of children from various sports disciplines to take part in the 2024 Olympic Day which falls on 23 June and [...]


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ATHLETICS TEAM IN CAMEROON FOR THE CAA

ATHLETICS TEAM IN CAMEROON FOR THE CAA Zambia Athletics team is in Cameroon for the 23rd Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Senior Championships starting from 21 to 26 June 2024. Before their travel to Douala, Cameroon the team comprising both the male and females was camped at the OYDC Zambia for several weeks. Our media team had a chat with the national team coach Douglas Kalembo who expressed optimism that the team would put up a good performance in Cameroon. Kalembo disclosed that [...]


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NOCZ COMMENDS ZAMBIA HOCKEY FOR HOSTING THE ZAMBEZI HOCKEY TEST SERIES

NOCZ COMMENDS ZAMBIA HOCKEY FOR HOSTING THE ZAMBEZI HOCKEY TEST SERIES OYDC Zambia – Sports Development Centre is currently hosting several hockey players who are taking part in the Zambezi Hockey test series which has just commenced. The players from Uganda, Malawi and Zambia kicked off the tournament on a good note as they have all shown their prowess to the fullest. To kick off the tournament at 8:00 am CAT Uganda took on Malawi in the men’s category and thrashed it [...]


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OYDC ZAMBIA WELCOMES VOLLEYBALL COACHES ATTENDING THE FIVB LEVEL ONE COURSE

The OYDC Zambia – Sports Development Centre has welcomed several coaches from four countries who are at the sports facility to attend the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball – FIVB Level One course. Coaches are from Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia the host nation. The five-day coaching course is being conducted by Namibia’s FIVB Instructor Joel Mathews. National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) president Alfred Foloko in a speech read on his behalf by the committee’s Secretary General Boniface Kambikambi disclosed that the [...]


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FOLOKO HAILS FRENCH EMBASSY FOR PROMOTING GRASSROOTS SPORT

National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) president Alfred Foloko has applauded the French Embassy in Zambia for their exceptional desire to promote grassroots sport in the country. Foloko says it is gratifying to see the Embassy rewarding young pupils from five schools who had recently participated in the Olympiads organised by the French Embassy in Zambia and hosted at the OYDC Zambia – Sports Development Centre which he says strengthens the bonds of friendship and cooperation that sports foster between [...]


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TWO ZAMBIAN TAEKWONDO PLAYERS BACK HOME FROM TRAINING CAMP IN SENEGAL

Two young taekwondo players who had travelled to Senegal for a training camp have arrived back home. The two players Tukuza Maseko and Mathews Sichula arrived home today in the company of their coach Jathel Simwinga. Coach Simwinga says the training camp was intense and saw his players well-equipped with the necessary skills they needed to come and showcase back home. Simwinga says the ten-day Africa Taekwondo training camp was organised by World Taekwondo adding that ten countries were represented. One of the [...]


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Muzala Samukonga qualifies for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Muzala Samukonga qualifies for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Zambian sprinter Muzala Samukonga is the latest athlete to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games after putting up a good performance at the Diamond League in Morocco. The event dubbed the Rabat/Marrakech Diamond League saw Samukonga clock 44.54s to emerge second in the 400m race. Zambia so far has three sports disciplines that have qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Boxer Patrick Chinyemba was the first athlete to qualify followed by the football team Copper Queens. The Paris 2024, is an upcoming international multi-sport event scheduled to take place [...]


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TWO TAEKWONDO PLAYERS ARE OFF TO SENEGAL FOR A TEN-DAY TRAINING CAMP

Two Zambian taekwondo players are on their way to Senegal for a ten-day Africa Taekwondo Union training camp organized by World Taekwondo. The two taekwondo players are Tukuza  Maseko and Mathews Sichula who have been accompanied by their coach Jathel Simwinga. Zambia Taekwondo Federation president Likando Nangonde has confirmed that one of the players is a beneficiary of the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge which the OYDC Zambia manages and has been running at the sports facility since 2011 supported by Coen Teulings Chairman of Merifin Capital in Belgium. Nangonde says programmes [...]


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YOUNG BOXER CRIES FOUL AFTER LOSING BOUT

YOUNG BOXER CRIES FOUL AFTER LOSING BOUT A young boxer Daniel Banda of Exodus Boxing Academy on Saturday 11 May 2024 cried foul after he lost his bout to Harrison Banda of Petku Boxing Academy in a 3-2. Daniel Banda is best known for his fast-paced punches in a boxing ring making spectators astonished to the point of feeling like they had been watching professional boxing matches and believed that the judges were unfair to him such that he lost the bout during the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge. He narrated to our media team that despite nearly knocking [...]


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SPORT IN ACTION TAKES THE LEAD IN TEULINGS NETBALL WITH NINE POINTS

SPORT IN ACTION TAKES THE LEAD IN TEULINGS NETBALL WITH NINE POINTS Chipata’s Sport in Action (SIA) netball team has taken the lead in the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge recording nine points in week three of played games. Shining Light is second with six points while Blue Wood also has six points and is behind with fewer goals. Matero takes the third slot after losing two games. The Teulings netball league games currently have eight teams among them Olympafrica, OYDC, and [...]


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