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  • Writer's pictureFelix Munyika


Updated: Sep 5, 2022

The National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) has appointed Chef De Missions for various upcoming multi-sport competitions.

NOCZ President Alfred Foloko announced the appointments which were made during the Executive Board meeting held on Saturday 3rd September 2022 in Lusaka.

He further called on National Federations and Associations to start engaging the appointed CDMs for the various Games processes in good time so as not to miss any important information and meet deadlines as stipulated by the Games Organising Committees.

The following will lead Team Zambia’s Delegations for the 2023 African Beach Games, 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games:

(i) Amon Mutale Masala – 2023 African Beach Games

Amon M. Masala is a member of the NOCZ Executive Board and the Zambia Weightlifting Federation

The second edition of the African Beach Games will be held between 14 – 23 June 2023 in Hammamet, Tunisia. Thanks to its beaches, the town is a popular destination for swimming and water sports and is one of the primary tourist destinations in Tunisia. It is located in the southeastern section of Cap Bon and is part of the Nabeul Governorate.

Zambia competed in the first edition of the African Beach Games held on the Island of Cape Verde in 2019. The country had one athlete competing in Freestyle football at the Sal 2019 Games.

(ii) Susanna Dakik – Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games

Susanna Dakik is a member of the NOCZ Executive Board, Chairperson of the Gender Equity and Sport & Environment Commissions

The dual-island Caribbean Nation of Trinidad and Tobago will host the seventh edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games between 4 and 11 August 2023 in Port of Spain which is the Capital City. Trinidad and Tobago were initially supposed to host these games in 2021, but they were postponed due to the impact of the pandemic on the international sports calendar.

Zambia will look at increasing the number of athletes for these games compared to the four (4) that competed in the Bahamas 2017 Games who brought home two (2) Gold Medals through Kennedy Luchembe (Athletics) and Simon Zulu (Judo).

(iii) Rodrick Ndlovu – Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Rodrick Ndhlovu is a member of the NOCZ Executive and the General Secretary of the Zambia Basketball Federation.

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games are scheduled to take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024 with Paris as its main host city and 16 cities spread across Metropolitan France and one in the French overseas territory of Tahiti as subsites.

Having previously hosted in 1900 and 1924, Paris will become the second city to host the Summer Olympics three times after London (1908, 1948, and 2012).

10, 500 Athletes from around 206 Countries are expected to compete in 32 sports during the games.

Congratulations to the appointed CDMs and we wish them all the best as they execute their duties in the new roles.


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