Olympafrica multi-talented coach Bwalya Mwandwe says he is saddened that it took government the demise of the centre manager George Goma to visit the sports complex after a period of more than two years.

Mwandwe noted that the centre had done a tremendous job in mentoring under20 sportsmen and women in different disciplines and life skills despite being neglected.

In an interview with Goal Diggers! Mwandwe called on other coaches under the centre to continue mentoring children and producing talent against all odds.

“As frustrating as it can be, I would urge my fellow coaches to keep doing well to these children because one of our policies is to shape their future and ensure that they contribute positively to society,” Mwandwe said.

Mwandwe whose under18 netball girls finished third in last season’s Community Netball league further appealed to the corporate world to take time to visit the centre and possibly adopt teams that they can sponsor.

“The performance of our children is really encouraging. Some of them have made the cut to the Handball Under17 national team, Hockey national team and others. It would be great if the corporate world took time to visit us and see if they can help one or two teams under the centre,” said Mwandwe.

Hockey, Cricket, Netball, Football, Basketball, Handball and Tennis are the disciplines under the centre.