Zambian cops form up for regional games

Sports & Games
Sports & Games

THE Zambia Police Service will compete in four disciplines at this year’s Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO) Games scheduled to start in Namibia this weekend.
And a 70-member delegation is scheduled to leave tomorrow for Windhoek where Zambia will be defending the football and netball titles.
Other disciplines Zambia will contest in are volleyball and athletics.
Zambia Police sports national coordinator Wakung’uma Shapa said in Lusaka on Monday that the service will send the athletics men’s football, netball and volleyball teams to the regional police officers championships.
“We are sending only the men’s volleyball team just like in football,” he said adding that Zambia will fight hard to reclaim the titles in football and netball.
Zambia won the football and netball titles during the last SARPCCO Games in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2011.
“We expect to retain the trophies and I am very hopeful we are going to perform better in volleyball.
“Even in athletics, we are hopeful for medals. We have a good number of athletes who will perform well in both track and field events,” he said.
And Shapa said a 70-member delegation that includes athletes and officials will travel by road.
“It is a team of 70 and that includes players and officials. We have a referee, the respective teams, their managers, coaches and other officials,” he said.
The eighth SARPCCO Games are scheduled to start at the weekend in Windhoek and will see the 15-member countries compete in various sports disciplines.
The championships end on August 30.
The SARPCCO member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.