Youths Playing games at OYDC
Youths Playing games at OYDC

The Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) has introduced traditional games as a discipline to be enjoyed by local athletes and members of the community.

Trainer Kombolani Nyirenda, says the games are conducted on a weekly basis, targeting athletes and those who have no sport that appeals to them.

“Trainings will be conducted every Friday, at OYDC. We strongly feel our country has to promote traditional games and our target is youths from the community, especially those who have no sport that appeals to them’’ He said.

Nyirenda, urges youths from the community to take keen interest to visit the Centre and join the sport.

‘’My advice to youths is, come and join us, traditional games is our culture and we should promote it. We appreciate other games but let us look back to where we come from as Africans’ He lamented.

Games introduced are ‘Chiyato, ‘Sigwa’, ‘Pada’, ‘Nguli’ and ‘Kambombobo’.

Meanwhile, Health and Education Officer, Lyson Zulu, also appealed to the youth within the proximity of the Centre to come forward and learn, and enjoy playing traditional games

Youths Playing games at OYDC
Youths Playing games at OYDC

Youths Playing games at OYDC
Youths Playing games at OYDC
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  1. WHAT ABOUT ISOLO (INSOLO MU CINYANJA) AND MPETA. IMPETA, ARE BROWNISH OVAL-SHAPED, SMOOTH AND SHINY AND STONE-HARD SEEDS OF A CERTAIN TREE. IT IS ROLLED ON IBETA BY INSERTING IT BETWEEN THE THUMB AND THE SECOND FINGER AND SKILLFULLY SNAPPING IT WITH THE THUMB AND THE FINGER IN A ROUND FASHION AND DROPPING IT IN THE IBETA SO THAT AS IT ROLLS ROUND ON IBETA IT SNAPS OTHER IMPETA FOR OTHER PLAYER(S) OUT OF THE IBETA. THE STRUCK-OUT IMPETA(S) OUT OF THE IBETA BECOME YOURS. WINNING IS STRIKING ALL IMPETAS OUT OF IBETA. RULES (WHICH I HAVE FORGOTTEN) OF THIS GAME MAKE IT MORE FUN.

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