Munyonga, Punza Uzbekistan bound

THE Zambia National Service (ZNS) and Zambia Police have given permission for judokas Boas Munyonga and Mathews Punza to travel to Uzbekistan for a two-year scholarship.
Zambia Judo Association (ZJA) president Alfred Foloko said in Lusaka yesterday that the two judokas will leave for Uzbekistan this week.
Munyonga is an employee of ZNS while Punza for policeman.
“Now that the employees have been given permission, nothing else can hold them back,” Foloko said.
Munyonga and Punza will use the International Judo Federation scholarships to prepare for the 2016 Rio de Janerio Olympic Games.
This is the second time the duo is being considered for Olympic scholarships after benefitting from the Algeria 2010 programme.
Munyonga won a bronze medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games while Punza failed to win a medal.

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