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Kazembe wins Lusaka Open

BENEDICT TEMBO, Lusaka
A phone call from Zambia Correctional Service (ZCS) Commissioner General Fredrick Chilukutu was enough to spur the country’s seed one tennis player, Edgar Kazembe, to win the men’s singles title of the Lusaka Open tennis tournament on Sunday.
Kazembe, a sergeant in ZCS, beat Owen Mwale 6-4 3-6 6-3 in the final, which lasted two hours as both players exhibited great skills, much to the amusement of the huge crowds which included veteran sports administrator and Zambia Tennis Association life president Maxwell Sichula.
“I was pleased to see the good results of the hard work the new tennis administrators led by Gibson [Phiri] are doing. I watched the competition Friday and Sunday.
The standard of play was high especially with the men. If the league which the Association has resumed after many years of inactivity is well supported we can begin to produce some good junior players as was the case two decades ago.
Although Kazembe, the number one player in Zambia, won the men’s singles, it was not a walkover. He had to work hard to subdue the young player he played against in three sets,” Sichula said.
Losing singles finalist Mwale said: “The finals went really good and great. Edgar is just too good but I will get him next time. I just need to work on CLICK TO READ MORE



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