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Eyes on the ball, national 7s players told

ZIMBABWE’S Shingi Hlanguyo (left) duels with Zambia A’s Israel Kalumba during the Zambia Sevens International Rugby Championship final at Leopards Hill Polo Crosse Club in Lusaka on Sunday. Zambia won 14-12. PICTURE: ANGELA NTENTABUNGA

ROBINSON KUNDA, MULWANDA LUPIYA, Lusaka
NATIONAL sevens team coach Musonda Kaminsa has urged his players to put their feet on the ground despite winning the Zambia Sevens International Championship in Lusaka on Sunday.
Addressing the players after the final against Zimbabwe, Kaminsa said there is need to embrace hard work going forward.

“This is what we mean when we tell you to work hard. It was an excellent game you must continue working hard,” Kaminsa said.

Zambia edged Zimbabwe 14-12 to win the tournament.
Meanwhile, the Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) has saluted the team for the victory.
ZRU general secretary Francis Chitambo said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that the union is delighted with the performance of Zambian teams.
“We are happy that we managed to win the championship. We are excited because this is the first time that we are winning it at home, even the days of Castle Sevens we never won the cup,” Chitambo said.
He said the Kaminsa-tutored side triumph shows that sevens rugby in Zambia is pulling in the right direction.
“All the teams performed well which is a good sign of good things to come for sevens rugby in Zambia,” Chitambo said.
Copperbelt Select, Midlands Select, Presidents Select, Zambia A and Zambia B were the teams that represented the country.
Zimbabwe, Botswana and Lesotho were guests teams.

 

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