Zambia Amateur Athletics Association (ZAAA) warns against cheating in ICR


THE Zambia Amateur Athletics Association (ZAAA) will punish corporate organistions that will field active athletes in this year’s Inter-Company Relay (ICR).
According to a press statement signed by the ZAAA president Elias Mpondela and released on Tuesday, the ICR organisers will disqualify any company that will feature active athletes.
Mpondela is also ICR chairman.
The statement reads that all participating organisations should be represented by their bonafide employees.
This year’s IRC has been set for June 15 under the theme: ‘15 years of raising the pulse – Run and Walk for Wellness’.
“This year, being the 15th anniversary of the ICR, it’s our intention to rekindle the vision and spirit of the event that allows employees and CEOs of organisations to compete amongst themselves.
“All known active athletes will not be allowed to take part and if they participate, any organisation they represent will be disqualified,” the statement reads.
Mpondela said yesterday that the budget for the event will be announced at a launch later this month.
Meanwhile, ZAAA is happy with the performance of the two sprinters who represented Zambia at the inaugural Africa Youth Championships in Nigeria at the weekend.
Mpondela said the performance of the athletes was above average as they were making a debut at international level.
Zambia was represented by Brian Kasinda, 15, and Majory Chisenga, 16.
Kasinda, who competed in the 100m and 200m sprints, reached the finals in both events while Chisenga was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 100m race.
The duo returned yesterday.