Zambia Amateur Athletics Association (ZAAA) has selected a 12-member team to represent Zambia at the African Athletics Championship in Nigeria.
The competition is scheduled to start on August 1 to 5 in Delta State.
The 12 runners in the team are Sydney Siame, Chidamba Hazemba, Helen Makumba and Rhoda Njobvu.
Others are Abigail Sepiso, Quincy Malekani and Daniel Mbewe who will are expected to compete in the 4x400m.
The rest are Suwilanji Mpondela, Majory Chisanga, Cephas Nyimbili, Titus Kafunda and Kennedy Luchembe who will compete in the 4x100m relay.
Coach Douglas Kalembo will lead the runners while other officials on the traveling list include ZAAA president Elias Mpondela, general secretary Davison Mung’ambata and electronic timing chairman John Chizu.
ZAAA President, Elias Mpondela said they have ‘left no stone unturned ‘in preparing for the 2018 continental event. Mpondela said ZAAA takes all competitions seriously.
“We have done our homework and are going there prepared and we take the 2018 Asaba event seriously bearing in mind that the top two runners will qualify for the IAAF Continental Cup to be held in Ostrava, the Czech Republic on September 8 and 9”, Mpondela said.
The delegation is leaving on July 28 and expected to arrive in Asaba for the biennial competition on July 30.
The competition has attracted more than 50 countries with several athletes are expected to compete in 48 events.