• Felix Munyika

TEAM ZAMBIA FOR B2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES ANNOUNCED

The National Olympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Association of Zambia (NOC/CGA Zambia) through the Games Management Team for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have announced the Athletes and Officials who will make up Team Zambia at the Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham, England.


Making the announcement during the Meet Team Zambia Fundraising Dinner held on Friday evening in Lusaka, Team Zambia Chef De Mission Victor Banda named a strong team of 41 athletes from nine sports codes namely Athletes, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Judo, Rugby Sevens, Para-powerlifting, Squash, and Swimming.



Some members of the Team Zambia delegation that will be heading to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games


The full team is as follows:


ATHLETICS

Rhoda Njobvu -100m and 200m SPRINTS

Niddy Mingilishi - 400m

Muzala Samukonga - 400m / 4x400m Relay

Kennedy Luchembe - 400m / 4x400m

Patrick Nyambe - 400m / 4x400m Relay

David Mulenga - 4x400m Relay


BADMINTON

Ogar Siamupangila

Elizabeth Chipeleme

Chongo Mulenga

Kalombo Mulenga


BOXING

Stephen Zimba - Welterweight

Patrick Chinyemba- Flyweight

Margret Tembo - Minimumweight

Felistus Nkandu- Lightweight


CYCLING

Davies Kawemba

Oberd Chembe

* Both will compete in the road races and mountain bike


JUDO

Stephen Mung’andu -66 kg

Rita Kabinda -57 kg

Simon Zulu -60 kg

Taonga Soko -63 kg

Matthew Mwango -73 kg


PARA-POWERLIFTING

Richard Lubanza - Men’s lightweight


RUGBY 7s MEN's TEAM


Israel Kalumba (C)

Edmond Hamayuwa

Laston Mukosa

Davy Chimbukulu

Lawrence Kaushiku

Elisha Bwalya

Mike Masabo

Brian Mbalwe

Rodgers Mukupa

Alex Mwewa

Chisanga Nkoma

Michello Sheleni

Melvin Banda


SQUASH

Zulema Chisenga - Singles and mixed doubles

Kundanji Kalengo - Singles and mixed doubles


SWIMMING

Kumaren Naidu - Men's 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly,1 00m Breaststroke, Mixed 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, and Mixed 4 x 100m medley relay


Zach Moyo - Men's 50m breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke

Mixed 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay and Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay


Jade Phiri - Women's 50m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle, Mixed 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, and Mixed 4 x 100m medley relay


Tilka Paljk- Women's 50m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke Mixed 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay and Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay


The above-named Athletes will be supported by the following Coaches and Technical officials:

Athletics - Douglas Kalembo and Maureen kolomwe


Badminton - Juma muwowo


Boxing - Wisdom Mudenda and Kennedy Kanyanta


Cycling - Ryan Ellis


Judo - Francis Moola Lipimile and Matthews Punza


Para-powerlifting - Amon Moyo


Swimming - Ian Stephenson


Rugby - Andrew Kaminsa, Evans Kabaso, Noble Sinkamba, and Mark Drowne


Squash - Kelvin Ndlovu


Games Management Team:


Victor banda – Chef de Mission

Doris Mulenga – General Team Manager

Felix Munyika – Games Admin

Dr. Shula Chanda – Team Doctor

Dr. Titus Fernando – Medical Personnel

Isabel Chisha – Physiotherapist

Prudence Nswana – Safeguarding Officer


The athletes and officials that are currently in the country reported for the local residential camp on Friday 1st July 2022 which will run up until the 14th of July 2022.


The team will depart Durham for the international pre-games camp at the University of Durham on the 15th of July and will only be back home on the 11th of August 2022 after the close of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.


WE WISH THE TEAM ALL THE BEST AS THEY FLY THE ZAMBIA FLAG HIGHER🇿🇲




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