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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Glasgow Wrap: Zambia banking on Muziyo

Sports Glasgow Wrap: Zambia banking on Muziyo

Boxer Ben Muziyo holds Zambia’s dwindling medal hopes today when he returns the ring for a third time at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

This follows Saviour Kombe failure to qualify the 400 meters mens finals after losing in Tuesdays semifinal heats in Glasgow.

Kombe finished seventh in the third semifinal heat as Zambia’s medal hopes continued to fade at the ongoing Commonwealth Games that end on August 3.

The scenario was the same on the courts where Chongo Mulenga and Ngosa Chonga were eliminated from the Badminton doubles on Tuesday.

Chongo was also eliminated from the mens singles on Wednesday while Mulenga tumbled from the same event on Tuesday.

And so Middleweight Muziyo who is Zambia lone boxer out of five still standing enters the ring at 22h15 to fight Cedric Olivier of Mauritius in a quarterfinal bout.

Meanwhile, Zambia’s final hope for medals will come in the 400X 4 meters mens relay when the heats start on August 1.

Zambia has one just one medal from eight events entered.

The only medal so far has come in Judo where Boas Munyonga won a Bronze medal in the 81Kg category.

7 COMMENTS

  1. How can one win a boxing match when they are always looking down, and throwing punches without looking at the object of their blows?

    That is one of the reasons our boxers are quickly eliminated. I have observed that most Westerners at the games in Glasgow look at their opponents when they box.

  2. By pure chance, the judo event in which Boyd picked up that bronze happens to be the only one that I attended to watch live!!

  3. I think lets not be too haste in blaming our sportsmen when they are competing eith people that have been preparing for the games 4 years in advance. The least we put in is a month of continous training.

  4. Poverty and poor governance leads to failure as poor people with poor leadership (as in sports in this case) leads to lack of confidence and self esteem.

    Zambia – 14m people – 1 medal
    New Zealand 4.4m people 36 m3dals with 12 Gold
    Singapore 5.4m 6 medals of which 4 are Gold

    Stop politicking and concentrate on good governance (good laws, good institutions, people centred governance and accelerated development.

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