SYLVESTER CHISHIMBA, Lusaka
THE Mufulira Sevens Rugby tournament has attracted four teams from South Africa.
The teams are Randfontein, Golden Lions Amateur Invitation team, Northam Rhinos and Impala Rustenburg.
Mufulira Rugby Club board chairman Maambo Chooye said in a statement released in Lusaka yesterday that 22 local teams have confirmed participation.
Chooye said all the National Rugby League teams will compete in the event billed for tomorrow.
“We have received confirmation from 20 men’s teams and two women’s teams. Of these, four are coming from South Africa, namely Randfontein, Golden Lions Amateur Invitation team, Northam Rhinos and Impala Rustenburg.
“We will also have around 150 budding rugby players from the local schools in Mufulira. This will be a very competitive tournament as all our major Zambian teams have confirmed their participation,” Chooye said.
The organisers have lined up several side programmes to coincide with the kid’s tournament semi-finals, women games and Miss Mufulira Beauty Pageant, among others.