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GOVERNMENT has challenged Zambian coaches taking part in an international judo federation training to use the knowledge they will acquire to help the country qualify for the upcoming Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo.

Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development director of sport Bessy Chelemu appealed to over 20 coaches currently taking part in the 2019 International Judo Federation(IJF) Coaching Academy to impart the knowledge they will acquire on athletes who will qualify to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Chelemu was speaking during the official opening of the ongoing IJF Coaching Academy at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC).

She noted with happiness that IJF had continued to pick Zambia as host nation for such courses from the time the Judo Hall (Dojo) was constructed at the OYDC.

Chelemu said that her ministry was currently working with the National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) to ensure that coaches underwent various training programmes not only in judo but other sports disciplines.

And NOCZ) president Alfred Foloko, who is Zambia Judo president said his association had continued to collaborate with the IJF to host courses like the “IJF Level 1 Coaching course”.

He said that the training was being conducted by IJF experts, adding that the number of those participating was impressive and likely to see the sport of Judo grow in Africa.

The international Judo training has attracted over 20 local coaches  and has been going on since since Monday and will come to a close today.


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