The Zambia Athletics women National Team have left for Poland, the team qualified for the world relays in Poland after running a national record at Heroes Stadium during the All Comers Meet on 11th April 2022. The ZA president, Mr. Elias Mpondela was at the Airport to encourage the ladies ,in his send off remarks he said go and shine and make Zambia proud he wished the team the best of luck and thanked everyone who came on board to support this journey. Athletics National coach, Douglas Kalembo thanked the association for their effort during this difficult time especially with COVID 19 at play and for making sure that this journey was a success and the Team Captain Rhoda Njobvu, thanked the

Zambia Athletics – Half Marathon 2021

The World Athletics (WA) has seen and reported a rise in the use of Athletics through road races, and has advised all its affiliates of two hundred & fourteen (214) countries including Zambia Athletics (ZA) to partner with Corporates, Ministry of Health, Communities and other relevant authorities to activate Running & Walking as lifestyle. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised that Covid-19 may be around for a long time to come. Staying alive to this fact, it is prudent that individuals accept, and adopt to the new socially distanced ‘normal’ way of life. Running and Walking have been identified among the most health sustaining exercises. Among  all the guidelines and advice provided by relevant authorities in an effort to contain Covid-19,

It’s an exciting period for ZAAA – Mpondela

Elias N. Mpondela, Zambia Athletics President

By Masuzyo Chakwe on July 8, 2019 The Mast Online THERE is need for more investment in challenging competitions to compete to win and sustain the spirit of competing to win in every high performance athlete, says Zambia Amateur Athletics Association president Elias Mpondela. The Zambia National Athletic Women’s Team on Saturday minted a gold medal in the 4x100m women’s relay beating the likes of South Africa and Botswana during the CAA Southern Region Championship in Mauritius with a time of 45.75. The relay team comprised of Lumeka Katundu, Agnes Mazala, Helen Makumba, Rhodah Njobvu and Suwilanji Mpondela (substitute). The girls also minted Silver and Bronze in 100m through Hellen Makumba and Rhoda Njobvu respectively. Mpondela said it was an exciting period for ZAAA having a

Suwilanji Mpondela – Africa’s youngest newly elected Athletes Commission Chair

Suwilanji Theresa Fotwe Mpondela will long remember Saturday 9 March 2019. She made history that day, becoming the first Chair of the Athletes Commission for the National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ). She beat other candidates from 15 national sports federations such as swimming, table tennis, basketball and tennis – an incredible accomplishment for a young promising athlete that only turned 19 last month.“My mother taught me that there are no barriers,” she said. “You carry the power regardless of age.” A beneficiary of the IOC Scholarship, she was one of seven out of 100 candidates shortlisted by the organisation for this role. In her new role, Mpondela wants athletes to understand the power of education and to equip them with tools that

Mupopo banned for 4 years by Athletics Integrity Unity (AIU)

(Daily Mail) DIANA CHIPEPO, Lusaka THE Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has banned 400m runner Kabange Mupopo for four years for doping violations. According to the latest sanctions on doping and non-doping violations, Mupopo is among over 30 world athletes that have been banned. Mupopo was alleged to have taken some external substance and her ban was effective August 12, 2017 to August 11, 2021. The 400m specialist is the second Zambian runner to be banned by the AIU after United States of America-based long distance runner Jordan Chipangama

Sydney Siame clocks 100m WL of 9.88s

100m National Record by Sydney Siame

Zambia’s promising youngster, Sydney Siame is gradually living up to the hype, with the 19-year old storming to a World Leading (WL) time of 9.88s to win the men’s 100m at the All Comers Meet held on Sunday in Lusaka. It was a show of intent from Siame who further underlined the immense potential he had displayed since winning the Youth Olympics GOLD three years ago in Nanjing, and now he has set a new National Record (NR), eclipsing his previous Personal Best of 10.18s. By so doing, Siame has now qualified for the World Championships in London which will be his second appearance at the biennial event, having debuted in Beijing two years ago. Only South African duo of Akani Simbine and