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Tunde Onakoya: Nigerian breaks chess marathon record

(BBC) Under the beaming lights of New York’s iconic Times Square, Nigerian chess master Tunde Onakoya has broken the record for the longest chess marathon. After playing for 58 consecutive hours he was still at the board. Onakoya hopes to raise $1m (£805,000) for charity to support chess education for millions of children. Hundreds of

Lushomo off to Kazakhstani

By Wilson Mulinda Copper Queens defender LUSHOMO MWEEMBA has signed a one-and-a-half-year deal with 16-time Kazakhstani Champions BIIK Kazygurt. MWEEMBA heads to the Shymkent-based club where she will team up with Copper queens stars MARTHA TEMBO and midfielder IREEN LUNGU. The Copper Queens centre back leaves Green Buffaloes and is expected to be roped in

Chess National team trials attracts 200 players

By Chansa Kunda Over 200 Chess players will take part in the 2024 National team trials ahead of the African Youth Championships. They will fight for 12 slots available for the national team’s participation at the African Youth Championships slated for South Africa in June. The Chess Federation of Zambia -CFZ- President LESLIE CHIKUSE says

U17 Women’s World Cup Team named

Zambia Under -17 Women’s National Team coach CAROL KANYEMBA has named a 35-member provisional squad for the Under 17 Women’s World Cup qualifier against Uganda. The Junior Copper Queen will host Uganda in the first leg third round qualifier on the 12th of May 2024 before traveling for the reverse fixture a week later. KANYEMBA

Kitwe Derby promising sparkes

By Joy Nyambe All is set for the Kitwe derby this weekend, with both Power Dynamos and Nkana promising sparks. Speaking during the pre-match press briefing in Kitwe today, coaches from both sides expressed confidence in carrying the day. Power Dynamos Coach OSWARD MUTAPA said the derby will be tense but that he expects a

Chinyemba wins Sportsman of the year

By Wilson Mulinda Olympic Gold Medalist, PATRICK CHINYEMBA is the 2023 Sportsman of the year, while Women’s National netball team captain, BEAUTY NAKAZWE is the sportswoman of the year. The Netball fraternity had a night to celebrate as the netball national team was also voted team of the year, while association President, MARTHA SICHONE won

Regatta set for October

The Zambezi Boat Club Regatta Organizing Committee has tentatively set the second Saturday of October, as the date for this year’s regatta. Zambezi Boat Club Secretary VINCENT KAMWANYA has told ZNBC news in an exclusive interview that preparations to hold the rowing sport on the Zambezi River have started. KAMWANYA says a number of sponsors
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