Judo Sport

Lipimile eyes 10 gold medals

CECILIA ZULU, Lusaka
NATIONAL judo team coach Moola Lipimile is targeting ten gold medals at the All-Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville.
The 11th edition gets under way on Friday.
Lipimile said in Lusaka yesterday that the team is adequately prepared for the challenge.
He has picked 10 judokas for the Pan-African games.
“The team is more than ready. At least we have done 99 percent of our preparations. All judokas are working hard and I have no worries.
“We are doing our final touches and also polishing up where we feel we have not done well. Otherwise we are on right track. I am sure we will come back with good results,” Lipimile said.
He said winning medals will be the only way to pay back to Government for the support.
Handball women’s coach Gatson Mulubwa is confident the team will perform to expectation.
“We are going there as underdogs. But we are not worried because the secret is with us. We have done adequate preparations and our target is to reach the final,” Mulubwa said.
Zambia Amateur Athletics Association communications and international relations manager Davidson Mung’ambata said 100m runner Gerald Phiri has been replaced with high jumper Joseph Sinkala.
Phiri is nursing a knee injury.
Meanwhile, the last batch of athletes is today scheduled to leave for Congo Brazzaville.
Zambia will be represented in athletics, boxing, handball, judo, paralympics and swimming.


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