SUN SPORTS writes
TAEKWONDO Association of Zambia president Likando Nangode, has hailed OYDC Zambia Sports Development Centre for allowing athletes to start utilising the facility with strict adherence to health guidelines provided.
Nangonde, said the resumption of the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge at the OYDC Zambia, will help athletes have physical development and refrain from bad vices in communities.
He urged athletes to continue maintaining social distancing and wear face masks when not on the turf. He further expressed gratitude to Coen Teulings, the sponsor of the league for having provided face masks to teams through the OYDC.
LAst Saturday athletes from beach volleyball, netball, hockey and taekwondo participated in league games as they prepare for the grand finale in December.
Before the games commenced young female athletes had an opportunity to be empowered with knowledge on girl related issues by Mutinta Masowe, a representative of an organisation called Power to Our Mothers Foundation Zambia which seeks to empower young women with leadership, sexual reproductive health and right skills.
Furthermore, athletes had a “One on One” talk with young leaders trained by OYDC to disseminate HIV prevention messages supported by PEPFAR.
After the games, coaches representing participating teams, received face masks on behalf of athletes. The ceremony was witnessed by National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) Secretary General Boniface Kambikambi, who was in the company of the OYDC Zambia, Chief Executive Officer Fredrick Chitangala.
Kambikambi, implored coaches to ensure that athletes follow all health guidelines as they conduct different games to avoid contracting the Covid-19.
Meanwhile, Chitangala, disclosed that no athlete or coach will be allowed access to the facility if they fail to follow all the necessary health guidelines.
He urged coaches to educate athletes about health measures that need to be followed at all times.