Sports and child Development minister, Kenneth Chipungu has challenged boxing promoters and the boxing board of control to expand the exploration of talent among the youth to gloom them into successful boxers.
ZANIS sports reports Sports, Youth and Child Development minister, Kenneth Chipungu said the youths in the country are faced with a lot of challenges adding that they must be encouraged to venture into sports to become productive.
He said doing so will inspire them to take up the sports and become heroes and that this will put Zambia on the world map as a flourishing boxing haven.
Chipungu said in Lusaka today at a media breakfast meeting hosted for Ester Phiri to welcome her from Denmark where she had gone for a coaching course.
He advised Ester to continue working hard and maintain discipline and good healthy in order to strive to be a life time champion.
He also thanked national Milling for promoting women boxing in the country and urged other companies to emulate them adding that investing in such ventures is of great importance to the citizen of the country.
Meanwhile national milling Managing Director, Peter Cottan, is facilitating to establish a training gymnasium to train sports men and women in different disciplines.
Cottan however said he will continue supporting sports in the country despite the current economic problems.
And Ester trainer Anthony Mwamba has described the outing to Denmark as successful adding that this will enable them open a sports academy in Lusaka to impart skills on others also.