By RONALD CHAWE –
BADMINTON Zambia has received a boost of four more coaches under their wings after quartet passed the Confederation of African Badminton (BCA) Level-One coaching course held in Lusaka.
The four were among the six that sat for continental coaching course examinations soonafter the Zambia Open that was held at Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) in Lusaka.
BZ General Secretary Kingsley Mulenga, who confirmed the development in an interview in Ndola yesterday, said out of the six officials, only two failed the exams.
Mulenga has since congratulated the four officials and hoped that the new skills acquired would help the development of the sport in the country.
“I would like to congratulate our four officials, who successfully completed level one training course and passed their exams. Congratulations, the initiative is good and the association must see the interest and results and would like to encourage all of you to participate in helping the sport to grow,” he said.
The four officials who made it are Chalwe Chongo, Kunda Mulenga, Clement Miselo and Jennifer Phiri.
And Mulenga also disclosed that other two officials have just completed taking part in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Events Management Course and coaching course level two respectively.
He said Kenny Sivile and Charles Kalonde took part in the two events that were held on December 10-15 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He said if Sivile manages to make it in the exams, he would become the first badminton official to attain a BWF certificate and recognition in the Events Management course in the country.
He expressed optimism that Sivile would make it so that he can help the association overcome it a challenges.
Kalonde will become the second Zambian coach to achieve a level two qualifications after national badminton coach Juma Muwowo.
The BWF level two coaching course is the highest achievement that can be obtained at BWF level.
The two officials were expected back in the country yesterday.