By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA –
ZAMBIA Volleyball Association (ZAVA) president, Gabriel Muyinda yesterday retained his position after overwhelming his opponent Masiye Tembo during the elective annual general meeting (AGM) held at Gonde Lodge in Kabwe.
After a stormy few months, which included a run in with the Sports Council of Zambia (SCZ), Muyinda emerged as overwhelming winner polling 53 votes against Tembo’s 21 to take the presidency.
Muyinda was followed back to the high table by fellow top brass incumbents like vice-president Berry Lwendo and general secretary Charles Haambote.
Lwendo won with a staggering 52 votes which flattened his opponent Philip Singoyi’s 21 while Haambote went through unopposed and so did his vice-secretary Sililo Mabiya to get the mandate to run the association for another four years.
While the top order retained their seats, it was a different story for treasurer Lameck Mazyopa as he lost to Nakaonga Kakoma by a landslide victory of 59 votes to 15.
Steve Kasinsa retained his position as chairperson of the technical commissioner with a massive 53 votes against Owen Shamabanse’s 21 with the position of schools and youth development going to Nkolola Chitambo who edged Besa Chibwe by two votes after amassing 38 votes against 36.
Referees Commissioner Jame Chimfwembe lost to Brian Shindola after polling 25 votes to the winner’s 46.
Coaches commission chairperson Peter Kombaniya retained his position unopposed while Disciplinary Commission chairperson Charles Zimba equally was not opposed with returning officer Smart Mwitwa from the Sports Council of Zambia (SCZ) declaring the elections as free and fair.