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Zambia comes out third on the medals table at the Zone Six Games

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Zambia came third on the medals table of the just ended fifth edition of the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA) Zone Six Under-20 Games. South Africa topped the log with Namibia second.

 

 

TOTAL MEDALS

 

 

 

COUNTRY

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 
SOUTH AFRICA

67

46

19

132

NAMIBIA

13

18

34

65

ZAMBIA

12

9

20

40

MOZAMBIQUE

10

8

8

26

BOTSWANA

7

10

16

33

ANGOLA

6

5

3

14

LESOTHO

4

3

6

13

ZIMBABWE

3

7

6

16

SWAZILAND

2

0

3

5

MALAWI

1

6

5

12

MAURITIUS

0

0

0

0

SEYCHELLES

0

0

0

0

And a Spectacular  firework display in Lusaka last night provided a final flourish at the closing ceremony as Zambia bade farewell to the fifth edition of the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA) Zone Six Under-20 Games, passing the button to 2014 hosts, Zimbabwe.

After the Games, flame was doused out at Nkoloma Stadium, Sport and Youth Minister, Chishimba Kambwili handed-over the SCSA Zone Six flag to Zimbabwean Minister of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture, David Coltart, symbolising the shift to the new hosts for the sixth regional sports spectacle.

Various performances, which included rich traditional Zambian dances and local music diva, Mampi Mukape, added some spice to the closing ceremony of the Games with a theme ‘Rhythm of our Nations’.

The 2012 SCSA Zone Six Games mascot, Nyoni also bade farewell in a fashionable way, dancing his way from the pitch.

Athletes from 12 participating countries paraded in the stadium with volunteers as the Games’ theme song played.

South Africa emerged overall winners of the 2012 SCSA Zone Six Games with 132 medals, which included 67 gold and were trailed by Namibia in second position with 65 medals while hosts Zambia reaped 41 medals to finish third.

Of all the participating countries, only Mauritius and fellow Indian Ocean islanders, the Seychelles failed to win a single medal.

South Africans celebrate victory in the men’s final game at Nkoloma
South Africans celebrate victory in the men’s final game at Nkoloma

And Kambwili said the last 14 days had been eventful as the athletes demonstrated their immense talents in various sporting disciplines and also cemented relationships among participating countries.

Kambwili paid special tribute to President Michael Sata for making the Games possible through timely allocation of funds and other resources during the preparations.

He said after staging the regional games and with robust sports infrastructure development, Zambia could now aspire for bigger sporting events like the All Africa Games and the Africa Cup of Nations football championship.

SCSA Zone Six Games organising committee chairperson, Mvuzo Mbebe thanked the Zambian Government and its people for putting up an admirable show and urged the nation to now use its experience to aspire for greater things.

Local Organising Committee (LOC) chairperson, Esau Nebwe said organising the Games had been a wonderful experience for his team and that Zambia was now poised to host major international sporting events.

Coltart promised a remarkable sixth edition of the SCSA Zone Six Games in 2014 in Zimbabwe.

 

 

39 COMMENTS

    • because ,my dear, they have facilities there. Can you imagine Kambwili celebrating the completion of the swiming pool two days before the start of the games. So tell me, where were our swimmers training from? where is the home ground advantage? we are a disgrace

    • Swimming pools or halls are nowhere in zed.. those at hotels are too small and they don’t allow none hotel guests to use them :(

  1. #1 I am thinking the same too. I can understand being beaten by South Africa with 40 million people, not Namibia please and 40 medals for a hosting country is peanuts. This can’t be described as a success as far as performance on the pitch is concerned

  2. # 1 AND 4, NAMIBIA HAS EXCELLENT SPORTING FACILITIES BY FAR MORE THAN ZAMBIA. SPORT IS ALSO SERIOUSLY DONE IN THEIR SCHOOLS. THEY FEED WELL, ETC.

    • they start at very young age.. remember the americans.. no africa origin is a swimmer in every swim sports.. Why… It back dates to times when racism was at its pink.. no blacks in swimmming pools.. hence disadvantaging them (African)

  3. @7 There is no colour in sports, just training and better facilities. The same was said about golf and tennis. Swimming among black people is not a favoured sport because it messes up our hair in particular women who spend a fortune to straighten their hair. Chlorinated water plays havoc on our skin so unless we start encouraging youngsters to take up the sport from early age, our performance in the sport will remain abysmal. 

  4. Zambia is going in the right direction when it comes to sports. To come out third is actually an achievement. Zimbabwe and Angola for me should have done better. SA are not only strong on the continent but are rated highly internationally. Setting our benchmarks to catch up with South Africa will also raise our profile internationally.

  5. Not a bad result given our lack of infrastructure but if we set targets and benchmark ourselves against RSA especially in sports the excel we can do it…remember that RSA even does well at the Olympics!! 

  6. #8 umfwa kuno, why other countries do better is that they study the environment and see where a particular facility could be built, its not just a question of putting up facilities in the capital city. I mean if we want to have serious swimmers in Zambia, an Olympic size pool should be built in Kabompo, Nchelenge, Senanga, Samfya etc where swimming is almost a natural process. That is how the so called developed countries do. But you want to concentrate on Lusaka where children start swimming at the age of 10, you cant make champs that way.

  7. Are the doom wishers UPND and the Watch Mbwa ashame that the hosting went on well? Very useless people they are really. 

    Next we are hosting Africa cup. Well done Kambwili.

    Peace and Prosperity to Mother Zambia.

  8. Katongo Christopher has won the BBC African Footballer of the YEAR beating Drogba and Yaya Toure……

    WELDONE Soldier Man.

  9. Let the chaps compete with the rest of Africa….. No medal can be won…… I’m not happy with the performance of Zambia….

  10. MMD, UPND, and other opposition parties say something. It was a well prepared event and this shows how hard working some people are, the likes of Chishimba Kambwile and his team.This guy is a perform and cannot be matched with the likes of Winter Kabimba who is just yapping all the time.If we had 15 ministers like Chishimba,Musukwa Zambia would have been somewhere now.Now the likes of Simuusa who are completely lost his consituency has the worst roads even where he stays the road is something else.

  11. Its a miserable performance considering we were the hosts and that we are more than ten times Namibia’s population. Namibia are actually the heroes of these games given their tiny population.

  12. @18. You don’t have brains. SA and Namibia won medals in swimming, which are individual sports and Zambia is not good at that. Be positive for once that we hosted games. Jamaica puts all its efforts in athletics. We also put efforts in sports in boxing, soccer, basketball, etc and will will win more. Who said growing up next to a river will make you a better swimmer? Its like saying growing up next to a stadium will make you a good footballer. Guys stop these dull comments.    

    • Brainless people are quick to call others brainless because they are desperate for company. You say Zambia isn’t good at individual games but all its gold medals came from individuals. Our medals at the olympics and commonwealth games have come from individual never from team events. As for Growing up next to a river where have I made that statement? Its certainly you who has no brains given your poor counter argument -poor comprehension too.

  13. Ungrateful people anger God everyday of their lives! Thank you to all the Zambian youth who participated in these games and well done to the medalists. You have done us proud and beat Angola with population of 19.6 million & Malawi with 16.3 million who have higher population than Zambia. Continue aspiring to even better performance as more sporting facilities are built. Thank God for this victory & thank you for Christopher Katongo being elected BBC African Footballer of the year 2012. I speak prosperity to mother Zambia.

  14. well done Zambia, now with the infrastructure in place ( especially swimming pool) we should reap more medals come the Zim games. Bravo team Zambia, you made us proud.

  15. I wonder why Katongo has managed to scoop the BBC award, yet ba CAF bachita fye ifyabula amano. Corruption chi Hayatou and your group. This was a simple and straight forward matter and I expected CAF to do it fairly as BBC has done. For an individual to inspire his team which is not even considered among favourites to glory is a job worthy respect and honour. Nomba fyena ati kano wawina European champions league not AFCON. Bushe bane mano ayo kwena. Ba Katongo mwabombeni……………….hihihehehehehehe

  16. THIS IS A GOOD START.WE HAV NEVA REAPED SUCH A HUGE NUMBER OF MEDALS IN ANY COMPETITION.LET US ENCOURAGE THE YOUNG ONES TO IMPROVE UPON THIS.

  17. @1&4, Skill does not go with population. This explains why China, India, Indonesia are not in Fifa top 10. We need to develop our facilities period!88

  18. Haters: BBC says Katongo named 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year! Go Zambia, go! He worked very hard. His achievements particularly when he played in Europe went unnoticed and overshadowed by “big leagues” coverage of Spanish, English or Italian football! Yet if you look at his footage in many youtube videos, you will notice that he was the unsung hero living in the shadows of great players like Drogba etc! Gob bless Zambia and thanks BBC!

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