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  • Writer's pictureFelix Munyika

Access Bank Zambia Wins NOCZ Fundraising Golf Tournament

Access Bank Zambia PLC emerged victorious at the recently concluded National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) Fundraising Golf Tournament for Team Zambia's campaign to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The team, comprised of Manda Chishimba, Andrew Lungu, Miriam Chiyaba, and Colin Musonda, scored an impressive 104 points to claim the top spot.


GenRa Pharmaceuticals Limited secured the second position with 99 points, scored by the team of Gen. James J. Ndengi, Dr. Satish K. Gulati, Wellington Wemba, and Karen Chama. Team CEC, consisting of Musamba Kapoma, Dr. Isaacs, Boas Chinkamba, and Brian Mapulanga, closely followed with 98 points, earning them third place.


Discover Insurance 2 and Madison General Insurance rounded out the top five, with Nachi Musonda, Charles Chani, Godfrey Kasonde, Alex Mukena, Morris Mujala, Richard Phiri, Musonda Kapoma, and Willie Kasempa playing for Team Discover 2 and Madison General Insurance.


In the Ladies Division, Miriam Chiyaba took the top spot with 37 points, while Bethel Hamuji came in second with 31 points.


E. Mitchelo scored 38 points to claim victory in the C-Division, followed by Dr. Gulati in second place with 36 points.


Godfrey Kasonde emerged as the B-Division champion with 39 points, and Dane Allen secured the runner-up position with 36 points.


L-R: NOCZ President Alfred Foloko, Team Access Bank Player Manda Chishimba, Discover Insurance Sales & Marketing Manager Mallet Mulimo and NOCZ Secretary General Boniface Kambikambi during the award presentation Ceremony
L-R: NOCZ President Alfred Foloko, Team Access Bank Player Manda Chishimba, Discover Insurance Sales & Marketing Manager Mallet Mulimo and NOCZ Secretary General Boniface Kambikambi during the award presentation Ceremony

In the prestigious A-Division, Musonda Kapoma clinched the top honour with 40 points, while Colin Musonda finished a close second with 37 points.


During the award presentation ceremony, NOCZ President Alfred Foloko congratulated the winners and reminded them of the tournament's true purpose – to support Zambia's finest athletes in their pursuit of excellence on the global stage.


"Every contribution, every swing of the club, and every cheer from the supporters has brought us closer to our goal of empowering Team Zambia to reach their full potential at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games," Foloko stated. "This event is a result of the power of unity and the collective desire to see our athletes succeed. It is a reminder that when we come together as a community, we can achieve remarkable things."

Foloko extended his appreciation to all the sponsors, particularly the silver sponsor, Discover Insurance Limited, and bronze sponsors Atlas Mara (now Access Bank) and GenRa Pharmaceuticals Limited. He also acknowledged the Zambia Industrial Commercial Bank (ZICB) for their generous contribution of dressing all the caddies during the tournament.


"We would like to encourage you all to recognize your contributions in your annual reports and to follow the story of our athletes as your own. The more we tell the glowing story of our talent, the more our national pride is fueled in all sectors of our nation," he said.


After the successful hosting of this golf tournament, the NOCZ is considering partnering with Lusaka Golf Club to make the fundraising event an annual occurrence. This collaboration aims to continue supporting Zambian athletes and fostering a sense of unity and national pride through the power of sports.





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