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ZJGA boss ready to step down

DIANA MUTAKAFIMBO Lusaka
ZAMBIA Junior Golf Association (ZJGA) director Aloysius Phiri is ready to step down and concentrate on the regional position.
Phiri is junior director for Southern Africa under the African Golf Confederation (AGC) since September last year.
“I told the new president [Jason Kazilimani) that I am ready to handover. I want to concentrate on the regional position. I have a passion for junior golf,” he said.
Phiri has been at the helm of junior golf for the past four years and has under his leadership managed to secure scholarships for junior golfers.
So far, two junior golfers Timothy Sondashi and Mukuka Mwango are currently undertaking their Professional Golf Association (PGA) diploma course at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
The Royal and Ancient (R&A) has since given Zambia two permanent scholarship every year for junior players who excel both in golf and academics.
Meanwhile, Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development Vincent Mwale has lauded the Zambia Golf Union (ZGU) for conducting democratic and transparent elections.
The ZGU on Sunday ushered in a new executive that saw Kazilimani being elected president with 34 votes against Phiri and Moses Chitoshi’s 27 and six respectively.
“We wish this could be the standard in all associations. We would like to congratulate ZGU for having peaceful elections. Other associations should emulate,” Mwale said.

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