Embrace education, athletes advised


Share post:



ZAMBIAN sportspersons should take education seriously because sporting careers have a short lifespan, a boxing promoter has advised.

Oriental Queries Boxing Promotions (OQBP) Communications Manager Chris Malunga said local athletes should take education seriously if they were to secure their future.

Speaking in an interview with The Sun, Malunga said it was for that reason that his company had been encouraging their boxers to acquire some education.

He said boxers needed to realise that anything could happen during a fight and abruptly end one’s career.

“This is why we tell them to embrace education because in an event of an accident, one can still be able to live a comfortable life but that can only happen when one has acquired some level of education,

“In as much as one might be successful as a boxer or indeed an athlete, it is important to be a professional in another field so that he/she can have something to hold on to after their sporting career. Our sportspersons need to understand that sport is a short career, said Malunga

Malunga further said that it was also important for sportspersons to go to school so that they understood about contracts during their sporting career.

“If they go to school, they are unlikely to be manipulated by selfish people because they will be able to read and understand documents and contracts related to their career,” Malunga added.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Related articles

Kenyan teachers held over video of pupils simulating sex

Kenyan police have arrested six teachers from a primary school in the western part of the country over a video shared widely showing pupils simulating sexual acts as the teachers watch.

Zambians face fines for using phone while crossing roads

The authorities in Zambia have passed a law that prohibits pedestrians from crossing the road while wearing headsets or talking on a mobile phone.

Kenya opposition leader faces lawsuit over secret video claim

Kenya's former electoral commission boss has threatened to take legal action against the opposition leader after the politician alleged that the poll team, including the chairman, visited his home during last year's closely fought election, local media report.

Fuel price rise in Cameroon as subsidies scrapped

Fuel prices in Cameroon will rise by about 15% from Wednesday after the government agreed to pressure from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cut fuel subsidies.