CECILIA ZULU, Lusaka
JUMA Muwowo and Olga Siamupangila will today defend their titles when the Chinese Ambassador’s Trophy Badminton Championship gets underway at National Sports Development Centre in Lusaka.
Muwowo of Central Sports Club and Siamupangila of Nkwazi both won their titles in the men’s and women’s singles categories respectively last year.
Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Yang Youming and Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development permanent secretary Agnes Musunka will grace the occasion.
Badminton Zambia general secretary Kingsley Mulenga said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that the tournament has attracted 20 clubs with over 200 participants competing for honours.
Central Sports Club, Chamba Valley, Kanini, Nkwazi, Nkana, Napsa and Zamsure among others have confirmed participation.
The participants will compete in the singles, doubles and mixed doubles categories.
“We have received overwhelming response from the participants. At least the number of entries has improved compared in the past,” Mulenga said.
He said arrangements for staging the tournament have been finalised.