Judo Sport

ZJA president, coach back to school

CECILIA ZULU, Lusaka
ZAMBIA Judo Association (ZJA) president Alfred Foloko and national judo team coach Moola Lipimile will be among officials that will attend the International Judo Federation (IJF) Academy Level One Coaching Practical course in Lusaka next January.
ZJA acting general secretary Mabvuto Ng’uni said in Lusaka yesterday that the course has attracted several IJF members within the region and beyond.
Ng’uni said five other Zambian officials will be in attendance.
He named them as Gideon Mbao, Laston Mulemwa, Lameck Kashimu, David Simbeye and Mama Hamonga.
“Mr Foloko will attend the course as sports co-ordinator, under the Southern Africa Judo Confederation. He [Foloko] is also Africa Judo Confederation general secretary,” Ng’uni said.
The course will run from January 10 to 17 at Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) in Lusaka.
Meanwhile, ZJA will conduct a continental referees’ examination from December 17 to 19 at OYDC.
Nguni said the association has extended invitations to other member countries affiliated to the Africa Judo Confederation (AJC).
IJF head of referees Juancarlos Barcos and AJC officials Benbada Boubkea and Natha Ourab will be facilitators.
Among the local judokas expected to attend includes Francis Linosi, Chileshe Chisanga, Saidi Kalende, John Mwale, Lackson Mulemwa and William Chanda.
Others are Emmanuel Mafuta, Gideon Mbao, Pius Chanda, Lameck Kashimu, Carol Mwengwe and Misosozi Daka.

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