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South Africa retains Bowling titles

SOUTH Africa on Saturday emerged overall winners of the 2015 African States Bowling Championship after scooping both the men and women’s categories at Lusaka Club.
South Africa men’s team finished on 43 points while the women also amassed  43 points to successfully defend their titles.
“It was a tough tournament. But I am happy that we have managed to defend the two titles,” South Africa coach Theuns Fraser said in an interview yesterday.
Kenya men’s team were runners-up on 31 points while Zimbabwe were third with 30 points with Namibia finishing fourth on 21 points, 10 points ahead of fifth placed Botswana.
Zambia finished a disappointing sixth after garnering 19 points and Malawi were seventh with four points.
In the women’s category, Botswana finished second on 22 points while Zambia were third with 21 points, Zimbabwe claimed fourth position garnering 20 points while Kenya were fifth with 12 points.
Namibia finished sixth with nine points while Malawi were seventh on seven points.
Zambia won a gold medal in the ladies pairs and a bronze in the ladies fours.
Meanwhile, Zambia’s Foster Banda was voted player of the tournament in the women’s category with Cephas Kimuaki of Kenya winning player of the tournament in the men’s category.
And speaking at the prize presentation ceremony, National Sports Council of Zambia board member Godfrey Ndunda urged the players to improve their performance.
“I am urging all members of the Zone Six to work extra hard…I am also thanking the organisers of the event for the efforts in ensuring that the tournament was a success,” he said.