By ADRIAN MWANZA –
WORLD Boxing Council (WBC) bantamweight gold champion Catherine Phiri says she is humbled with the 20 points obtained following her Grade 12 final examinations.
Catherine, a former pupil of Great North Academy, is now pondering on pursuing studies in business administration or sports management.
She said she was proud of her achievement because she had a busy year which demanded her to juggle school and work which was not an easy feat as that demanded maximum concentration.
“I must say it is a great achievement for me looking at how busy my schedule was both school and boxing. It was not easy but I made it.
“I have a number of options to choose from career wise but I want to also study sports management because that way I can offer a service to sport of my passion,” she said.
Despite wanting to study business administration which tops her list, Catherine said she needed to first sit down with her team to decide the best option.
Catherine last year received a scholarship from the Justina Mutale Foundation that offered 25 scholarships to talented underprivileged girls and women across Africa.
The Foundation partnered with the European School of Economics (ESE) to offer Business and Leadership Scholarships.
The Zambia Information and Communication Authority (ZICTA) is another firm that offered the champion a scholarship once she completed her secondary education.
Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions (OQBP) project manager Christopher Malunga said the boxer needed to be given a pat on the back for scoring good marks despite trying to balance boxing and school.
Malunga thanked Great North Academy for helping the boxer get good results which will help her become a better citizen.
Great North Academy proprietor Rozias Siatwambo said the institution was humbled with the champion’s results because they had tailored a strict programme specifically for her.