• Felix Munyika

NOCZ CONCLUDES SAC FOR ZBF

National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) concluded the Sports Administration Course Workshop for the Zambia Basketball Federation (ZBF) on 6 July 2020 at OYDC Zambia – Sports Development Centre.


NOCZ Medical Commission chairperson Dr. Titus Fernando’s session on Anti-Doping marked the end of the 4-day course which started on Friday 3rd July 2020 under the new normal.


Speaking while giving his closing remarks NOCZ President Alfred Foloko congratulated the participants for successfully attending and completing the first official course to be held by NOCZ after the calm of the COVID 19 pandemic.


“Not only in sport but also in our day to day lives the world around us seemed to have stopped as we all fought against the covid-19 pandemic, and due to the diligence of everyone against the pandemic we have seen remarkable improvement in the right direction for our society, and such actions have led us here today,” He said.

Foloko however implored the participants not to be complaisant and further encouraged all sports federations to continue observing COVID 19 protocols as guided by authorities and the ministry of health in order to keep sport safe from COVID 19.

Foloko said that the sports administration course is a vital tool for anyone involved in managing, administering, and organising sport and sports organisations, be it elected officials, volunteer administrators, or paid staff.



Dr. Titus Fernando presenting during his session - Picture by Felix Munyika/NOCZ


“NOCZ recognizes this fact and strives to enhance sport administration capacities as well as strengthen the principles of good governance of our affiliate sports associations in line with NOCZ 2018 -2021 strategic plan,” He said.


He further added saying that Olympic Solidarity (OS) through National Olympic Committees (NOCs) has continued to support the developing of capacities in NOCs and sports associations through various training such as this one. It is an honor and privilege for NOCZ to offer such training opportunities to its affiliates.


“The Sport Administration Course curriculum is designed in a way that provides sport management content that is important in the development of key sport management skills that are cardinal to the current sports development environment in Zambia and around the world. Furthermore, it provides valuable opportunities for discussing the essentials of good governance for sports organisations, the values and principles of ethical sport, and other sport-related topics including safe sport, sponsorship, technical leadership, event management, and the understanding of the Olympic movement among others,” He added.


In his conclusion, Foloko commended the Zambia Basketball Federation executive for taking the initiative to apply for the Sports administrator’s course and most importantly acknowledged and thanked everyone for taking the time to be part of it.


“This shows the federation’s commitment to improving its overall performance. It is our hope that you found the Sports administration Course worthwhile and we look forward to seeing your implementation of knowledge and skills you have acquired as you are now certified sports administrators under the IOC,” He said.


Foloko also called on other National Sports Federations in the country to apply for opportunities available at NOCZ in order to improve and develop sports in Zambia.


The Course attracted 17 Sports Administrators under Zambia Basketball Federation from across the country.

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