Zambia has become a front-runner in hosting international sports events – Youth and Sport PS

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MINISTRY of Youth and Sport Permanent Secretary Agnes Musunga says Zambia has become a front-runner in hosting international sports events following the improvement of sports infrastructure.
Musunga said Zambia has been given a number of international events to host after rehabilitating its sports infrastructure.
She said this in an interview in Lusaka on Saturday after watching the Women’s Volleyball World Cup qualifiers at National Sports Development Centre.
She said a number of countries have confidence in Zambia after successfully hosting the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa Zone Six Under-20 Games last December.
She said government will continue with its policy of improving sports infrastructure so that the country could host more international events.
And Musunga said Zambia performed fairly well despite failing to qualify for the final round of World Cup qualifiers that will be held in Egypt next January.
She said most of the players that coach Stephen Kasinsa picked were young and lacked experience.
“Most of the players are young and the coach is just trying to put up a team. I think the players have potential and we will have a strong team soon,” Musunga said.
She said there is need to start preparations early if Zambia is to qualify for the World Cup in future.
And coach Kasinsa said inexperience cost his team victory.
He said he made seven changes to the team that participated in the first round of the qualifiers in Malawi in July.
“It’s not easy to make seven changes to a team and still win. I think that the team did well considering that most of the players are new,” Kasinsa said.