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