OYDC

MUKWIMA CHILALA writes

@SunZambian

THE Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) is ready to host the 2019 United Nations All Africa Games which runs from the October 10 – 12, says its chief executive officer Fredrick Chitangala.

Chitangala said his body expected to host about 10 of the sports disciplines, the sports centre was ready for the games.

He said that some of the disciplines to be played at the OYDC includes basketball, swimming ,pool, netball, volleyball, table tennis , football, darts and chess .

He said that the centre had put in place measures that would guard against vandalism to its facilities in preparation for the continental games.

The games, which will be organized and hosted by the United Nations in Zambia, would see about 1,200 participants from over 14 countries compete for honours.

According to the UN in Zambia, the objective of the games was to promote good health and well-being among UN staff in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 3 as well as encourage unity in the UN family.

This is the first time that Zambia is hosting the event, with last year’s games having been held in Mpumalanga, South Africa, under the auspices of United Nations South Africa.

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