Sport

State developing athletes incentive policy

DIANA MUTAKAFIMBO, Lusaka
GOVERNMENT is developing an incentive policy for athletes.
Minister of Youth and Sport Vincent Mwale said in Lusaka on Wednesday that the policy will guide Government on how best to reward athletes that excel in various sports disciplines.
Mwale said the policy will be submitted to Cabinet together with the sports development policy.
“This is one way of encouraging athletes. We want to motivate them to aim higher. That’s why we have opened a sports development account to help with such needs,” he said.
And athletes representing Zambia at the forth coming All-Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville have promised to win medals.
Light heavyweight boxer Peter Mukenuka said the pugilists have trained hard and nothing will stop them from winning medals in Brazzaville.
“We are ready to bring medals. We have put in our best and we are 100 percent fit. Nothing will stop us from winning medals,” Mukenuka said.
Runner Brian Kasinda promised not to let down the country.
“We shall not disappoint the country. We are preparing well for the challenge and I will work hard to reach the finals,” the 100m runner said.
Another 100m runner Yvonne Nalishuwa said athletes will work as a team to achieve the best for the country.
“We will work hard as a team and ensure we get desired results. We are putting in our best,” she said.



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