Sports Minister Vincent Mwale says Government is disappointed with Zambia’s medal haul at the 2015 All-Africa Games in Congo-Brazzaville.
Zambia managed to mint two medals in the ring and on the track through Ben Muziyo and Kabange Mupopo respectively.
Muziyo won Bronze in the Middleweight boxing, Zambia first medal in the ring since Algeria 2007.
Mupopo won Zambia’s first-ever female Gold on the track when she won the womens 400 meters to pick up the country’s first gold also since 2007 when boxer Hastings Bwalya won the welterweight title in Algiers.
“We expected very positive results in Congo but we did not achieve what we wanted but we did not come out empty handed because you Mupopo and Muziyo made us proud,” Mwale said.
“It had been long since we won gold at the All Africa games the last was in 2007.
“The medals show we can conquer Africa if we put in the best, We have to learn from the games we have a lot of work to do.”
Mwale called for the National Sports Council of Zambia and its affiliates to invest more in the technical aspect of sport if Zambia is to have a better showing in international competitions.