UNDER-20 national tennis coach, Edgar Kazembe says he is hopeful that the four players picked to represent Zambia at the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) that Zambia will host in December are preparing well.
He said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that although the team had not gone into residential camp, the athletes were training from their respective clubs and he was optimistic that Zambia would mint medals.
Kazembe said it was a challenge for the team to train together at this point because some of the players were currently writing their final examinations and that the team would only meet as a unit during weekends.
"It is really difficult for us to train together as a team during the week because some of the players are writing their exams. So in the meantime we will just be meeting at the weekends and chart the way forward," Kazembe said.
The recently-crowned Zambia and Nchanga Open champion said it would be better for the youthful team to start gearing themselves for the December 4-17 Games now so that by the time the championship is starting, the players would be ready to take on any challenge.
Kazembe called for serious training among his athletes if they were to win the championship and raise the national flag higher.
He said if his players dedicated most of their time to practising, there was a
huge chance of winning the championship.
Kazembe was confident that his players would win the championship, saying that he would impart some of his experiences on the court to the players.