By Mercy Chewe
Copperbelt Athletics Body has supported the appointment of Kaputa Member of Parliament Elvis Nkandu as Youth and Sports Minister.
Nkandu has taken over the Ministry from Emmanuel Mulenga, the immediate past Ndola Central Member of Parliament.
The Minister is a founding member of Kitwe’s Zanama Brave Rovers.
Copperbelt Athletics Secretary Mulenga Chipoma said his executive is expecting Nkandu to revive sports in the country.
“I would congratulate Honorable Elvis Nkandu on his appointment as Minister of Youth and Sports. As Copperbelt Athletics we have high expectations from the Minister,” Chipoma said.
He said Nkandu should remove politics from the National Sports Council of Zambia.
“We expect the Minister to clean up the system so that we regain the glory we had in the Kaunda days,” he said.
“It is a pity that we don’t have so many athletes coming fourth yet the talent is there at our disposal in schools,” Chipoma added.