‘I want to win medals for Zambia’

UNITED Kingdom-based Zambian boxer Oriance Lungu is eager to represent the country on the international stage.
Lungu said on arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka on Tuesday that she wants to fly the Zambian flag high on the big stage.
“I have decided to represent Zambia because it is my country of birth and I want to inspire women in Zambia and in Africa in general. I love boxing and I am very confident person,” she said.
Lungu, of Haringey Police and Community Amateur Boxing Club (HPCAMBC) in England, has a record of 20 wins and five defeats.
Lungu, 25, is in the country to undergo trials at Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions (OQBP).
“I am not in a hurry to turn professional. My target is to play amateur boxing for the next three years. I want to represent Zambia at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Games in Brazil, the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and the World Amateur Boxing Championships,” she said.
Lungu holds a Master’s degree in physics from Imperial College of London and another Master’s degree in geophysical hazards from University College of London.
And OQBP operations director Christopher Malunga described Lungu as a talented pugilist.
Meanwhile, boxing sensation Catherine Phiri is inspired by Lungu’s academic qualifications.
“I am inspired a lot, she is a boxer and yet she has Master’s degree in physics,” Catherine said.
Phiri is in grade 11 at Namununga School in Lusaka.

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