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  • Writer's pictureChishimba Bwalya


Updated: Dec 14, 2020

The Sports Administrators Course, which was being held at OYDC-Sports Development Centre has been concluded.

The three days long course organised by the National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) for Zambia Universities Sports Association (ZUSA) attracted sports administrators from various institutions of higher learning among them University of Zambia (UNZA), Copperbelt University (CBU), and Mulungushi University.

A number of topics among others Anti-Doping, Ethics, and Technical Development have been taught since Thursday when the workshop began.

The course was handled by various experienced experts in the topics. Former Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Director General Chibamba Kanyama who is also a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) handled the importance of communication in sports while Samuel Olaniyan from Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) led a session about Financial Management and Budgeting.

NOCZ Secretary-General Boniface Kambikambi led sessions on Safe Sport and Technical Leadership, Board Member and Chairperson on the legal & Ethics Commission led a session on Ethics.

NOCZ Secretary General Boniface Kambikambi conducting a session on Safe Sport during the Course

Medical Commission Chairperson Dr. Titus Fernando led a session on anti-doping in sport while National Course Director’s (NCD) Mweembe Kaona and Isaac Mwape were in charge of topics such as Risk Management and Olympic Background respectively.

On the third and final day, NOCZ General Secretary Boniface Kambikambi reminded the administrators of the importance of investing in technical development adding that it is a key factor in the country’s chances of getting good results on the international scene.

24 participants led by ZUSA President Mwape Nshimbi have been in attendance over the last three days.

And when giving a vote of thanks after the sessions were completed, Nshimbi called on NOCZ to keep its doors open for more support to sports federations.

“Thank you for accepting our plea to have a course with us, and I want to assure you that this is the beginning, we shall be knocking at your door for various areas to do with athletes”.

“We want to work together with you for the betterment of sport in our country, what we want to see is a Zambia that is developing in terms of performances”.

Nshimbi also urged the participants to collaborate with the ZUSA executive to continue supporting the agenda of student-athlete development.

Meanwhile, Kambikambi called on ZUSA to ensure they continue supporting athletes’ development through the sports courses they had undergone.

“As sports administrators, from higher learning institutions, you are a key part of how sport can be managed and played, be it on the pitch, running track, ring or off it.

“We urge you to venture into projects that will develop sports infrastructure and build a pool of talented athletes with a good academic record, this will ensure we have future leaders who manage sports administration,” he said.


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