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Copper Princesses bank on lucky charm

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – ZAMBIA will be counting on its lucky charm, Sheryl Botes, the current coach for Uganda women’s under-17 team, to progress to the last round of qualifiers and the 2024 FIFA under-17 World Cup itself.South African Botes is currently in charge of all national women’s football teams in Uganda but has had […]

Vegetables body seeks potato imports

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Zambia Fruits and Vegetables Association (ZFVA) has been engaged by the Ministry of Agriculture to import 4,000 tonnes of potatoes per month from South Africa.ZFVA General Secretary Gideon Kalima said this would cushion the shortage of potatoes in the country.Mr Kalima said in an interview that the decision to import […]

Construction Expo targets 250 exhibitors

By KETRA KALUNGAMORE than 250 exhibitors are expected signed up for the forthcoming Construction Expo as the preparations for the second edition slated for June get underway.This year’s Construction Expo will be held under the theme “Innovation Beyond Construction” have commenced.Business Development Manager Luke Matenga said the event was targeting to attract about 250 local […]

Top team award motivates Junior golfers

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – THE Zambia Golf Union (ZGU) says it will use the National Junior Sports Team-of-the-Year award as motivation to come back with a medal from the Africa Junior Golf Championship which tees off in South Africa tomorrow.In an interview yesterday, ZGU general secretary Edward Phiri said the Michael Chuma-captained side was in […]

‘FNB’s Zambia Wine Festival: Good for networking’

By KETRA KALUNGA – SOME Zambians have described the First National Bank (FNB) Zambia Wine Festival as a good networking platform for business expansion and creation of business opportunities.FNB organised the event that attracted best wineries from South Africa.to celebrate 15 years of operation in Zambia.They included Noble Hill, Sarah’s Creek, Vinette, Holden Manz, Niel […]

Netballers win again!

BySANDRA MWILA – Zambia 52-32 KenyaZAMBIA are back in connection for a place at the World Cup finals after beating Kenya to record two straight wins having started the qualifiers on a shaky note after registering two defeats against South Africa and Zimbabwe.The Moses Ndhlovu drilled side dominated play from the start to finish to […]

Fatigued netballers lose

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Zambia Under 21 netball team suffered their second consecutive defeat at the ongoing World Cup qualifiers in South Africa with coach Moses Ndhlovu still optimistic that the team will seal the needed qualification.Zambia started the campaign with a 72-10 to South Africa then lost 42-37 to Zimbabwe in the second […]

First consignment of onion imports rolls in

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE first consignment of 950 tonnes of imported onion from South Africa has arrived in the country and is expected to help address the current shortage of the commodity on the local market.The consignment is part of the 3,500 tonnes of onions that will be imported into the country every month […]

‘Kambwili stable’

By CHUSA SICHONE – FORMER Cabinet Minister in the Patriotic Front (PF) administration Chishimba Kambwili is stable, his lawyer Kennedy Mambwe has said.Mr Mambwe said in an interview yesterday that Mr Kambwili told him on Friday last week that doctors at South Africa’s Milpark Hospital had started conducting tests on him.“Last week when we spoke […]

Matero Magic gets SA invite

By RONALD CHAWE – ZAMBIAN champions Matero Magic have been invited to compete in the 2023 Basketball Africa League (BAL) pre-tournament in South Africa.Magic will have an opportunity to play against the formidable teams among them Cape Town Tigers and other top teams currently in the BAL from February 21 to 25 in Johannesburg.This is […]

Mwekera mine rescue mission gets boost

By CHATULA KANGALI – SPECIAL diving equipment has been sourced from South Africa to rescue seven miners, who have remained trapped underground for a week at Macrolink Resources Zambia mine in Ndola’s Mwekera area.The diving equipment would help Zambia Army Special Forces divers to reach the depth of 154 metres the location of the pump […]

Zambia begins hockey5s World Cup test

By RONALD CHAWE – ZAMBIA hockey team coach Floyd Chomba says the team will be at its best when it comes up against South Africa and later Ukraine today in the opening games at the 2024 Hockey5s World Cup in Muscat, Oman.The inaugural edition of the men’s and women’s Federation International Hockey (FIH) Hockey5s World […]

LSMFEZ seals $2.6m stove manufacturing deal

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Lusaka South Multi Facility Economic Zone (LS-MFEZ) Limited has signed a US$ 2.6 million stove manufacturing deal with Ferre Appliances, a leading manufacturer of high quality household appliances.The company which originates from Turkey is one of the largest manufactures of free standing and built-in stoves in South Africa.LS-MFEZ Corporate Affairs […]

Private sector plays vital role in economy – Govt

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Government has emphasised that the private sector plays a vital role in the economy through creating jobs, fostering economic growth and is a key driver of innovation, Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Chipoka Mulenga has said.Mr Mulenga made the remarks when commending the performance of the private sector at the […]

When Govt’s goodwill is abused!

IT was just a matter of time before the decision by the Ministry of Sports to sponsor all sports associations backfired, with coffers running dry.In as much as the move was welcomed to help ailing associations host and make international trips, sadly some federations took advantage of this gesture to plunder the national treasury to […]

Hockey in distress call for Paris Olympic qualifiers

By RONALD CHAWE – THE Zambia Hockey Association (ZHA) has issued a distress call to well-wishers seeking sponsorship of about K460, 000 for the men’s and women’s national teams to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers in South Africa to avoid a ban.ZHA president Hazel Kennedy said in a statement that failure to […]

Moore ends with decent score

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – ZAMBIA’S Dayne Moore yesterday closed the Fortress Invitation Golf tournament in South Africa with a decent one-under-par 71 for an overall three-over-par 291 at the Glendower Golf Club.The overall four-over-par 291 meant the lanky Ndola golfer finished tied for position 45 with five other players at this four-round tournament.Moore knew he […]

Zambia out to defend COSAFA crown

By RONALD CHAWE – COPPER Queens’ assistant coach Florence Mwila says morale among the players is high, a sign that the team will defend the COSAFA Women’s Cup whichgets underway in South Africa today.In an interview before departure at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) yesterday, Mwila said the target was to defend the title […]

VAR at COSAFA tournament!

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – THE Confederation of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) says it will be introducing the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system at this year’s HollywoodBets Women’s Championship that gets underway in South Africa tomorrow.The tournament will run from October 4 to 15 in Gauteng.But the high-tech system that will be used for the […]