Nkandu rates Zambia’s performance at Commonwealth Games

 Nkandu rates Zambia’s performance at Commonwealth Games

By Mercy Chewe

Minister of Sports Elvis Nkandu has said Zambia’s performance at the just ended 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham was fair.

Zambia finished 20th out of over 70 participating countries at the Birmingham Games.

Team Zambia won three medals among them gold in athletics, a silver and bronze in boxing.

“We came out number 20 out of 72 countries that participated in the Commonwealth Games and out of 280 events we managed to come out. I think number 20 out of 73 countries people should now know that we are at number 20 as per yesterday’s (Monday) last games. So obviously I would say it was fair,” Nkandu said.

Zambia was among the top seven African countries at the games.

“Looking at the events we participated in which to some extent is very embarrassing to find ourselves participating in only eight events out of 280,” Nkandu told ZNBC TV.

Team Zambia had 41 athletes in nine sports disciplines namely athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, judo, rugby sevens, para-powerlifting, squash and swimming.

Nkandu rates Zambia’s performance at Commonwealth Games

Minister of Sports Elvis Nkandu has said Zambia’s performance at the just ended 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham was fair.

Zambia finished 20th out of over 70 participating countries at the Birmingham Games.

Team Zambia won three medals among them gold in athletics, a silver and bronze in boxing.

“We came out number 20 out of 72 countries that participated in the Commonwealth Games and out of 280 events we managed to come out. I think number 20 out of 73 countries people should now know that we are at number 20 as per yesterday’s (Monday) last games. So obviously I would say it was fair,” Nkandu said.

Zambia was among the top seven African countries at the games.

“Looking at the events we participated in which to some extent is very embarrassing to find ourselves participating in only eight events out of 280,” Nkandu told ZNBC TV.

Team Zambia had 41 athletes in nine sports disciplines namely athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, judo, rugby sevens, para-powerlifting, squash and swimming.

Alice Nachilembe

https://tiozambia.com

Alice Nachilembe is a Journalist who yearns for a better country with leaders being accountable to their mandate without oppressing the governed.