Kanyanta promises 3 gold medals

NATIONAL boxing team coach Kennedy Kanyanta has promised three gold medals from next month’s All-Africa Games.
Kanyanta said in an interview in Lusaka on Tuesday that he does not expect his pugilists to come back with anything less than three gold medals in Congo Brazzaville.
The 2002 Commonwealth Games gold medalist said his boxers are in high spirit and three gold medals are guaranteed.
“In fact, I expect at least five boxers to reach the finals. It’s possible for Zambia to win four gold medals in boxing but if we fail, then we will get three and two silver. We are working hard and people should expect the best from us,” Kanyanta said.
The boxers are Bwalya Lumbwe (light flyweight), Caristo Bwalya (flyweight), Russell Mwamba (bantamweight), Nkumbu Silungwe (lightweight), Charles Lungwe (light welterweight), Chilufya Chikwanda (welterweight), Ben Muziyo (middleweight) and Peter Mukenuka (light heavyweight).
“I have been to the competitions of the All- Africa Games magnitude before and I know what I am talking about. I have weighed my boxers… they are ready,” said Kanyanta, who won a bronze medal at the 2007 Algiers All-Africa Games.
And national handball women’s team coach Victor Banda is confident his team will make an impact in Brazzaville.
Banda said the players who are camped at the Olympic Youth Development Centre are putting in their best in training.
He is targeting to win a medal for Zambia.

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