Chinyemba, Nakazwe motivated with recognition

BOXER Patrick Chinyemba says winning the sportsman-of-the-year award has motivated him to work harder and aim for a medal at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, while sportswoman winner Beauty Nakazwe dedicated the accolade to the national netball team.
Chinyemba said it is encouraging to be recognised as one of the best athletes in the country and he will double his effort ahead of the Paris showpiece.
“I am proud of myself, I feel motivated and I would like to thank everyone that supported me, the Government, National Sports Council of Zambia and the Zambia Boxing Federation,” he said.
Chinyemba said all the athletes that made it on the final top three list are accomplished sportsmen and being awarded meant a lot to him.
He was full of praise for his coach Wisdom Mudenda.
Chinyemba said Mudenda has nurtured him into a champion.
He won the award ahead of runner Muzala Samukonga and judoka Stephen Mung’andu.
Chinyemba won gold at the Africa Boxing Championship in Dakar, Senegal, and subsequently qualified for the Olympic Games…