REPUBLICAN Vice-President Guy Scott and his wife Charlotte yesterday feted athletes from Bauleni who won medals during the 2012 Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) Zone Six Youth Games held in Lusaka.
The Vice-President said yesterday that his gesture was simply meant to appreciate the good efforts the boys and girls made in bringing glory to the country during the zonal games held from December 4 to 17.
The five athletes that attended the luncheon came from Bauleni that falls under Lusaka Central Constituency, where the Vice-President is Member of Parliament.
"This simple gesture is to thank you guys for winning medals during the Zone Six Games. It's quite a feat and I would like to urge you to continue working hard in your young careers.
"To the girls, well done and you boys who lost to South Africa in the final, don't do that again, you will not have a meal with us next time," he said.
The athletes included Paul Phiri and Juma Mutale, from the boy's football team, and women under-20 soccer team players Helen Mubanga, Susan Nalwamba and Mary Mwakapila, who were also given sports kit parcels of Adidas snickers and track suits.
The girls won gold after beating Zimbabwe 2-0 while the boys got silver after losing 2-1 in the final to South Africa.
The Vice-President said Bauleni rarely produced national stars and that it was an honour to have some from the SCSA Youth Games.
"We have James Chamanga and Kennedy Mweene already, so there must be something in the waters there that makes them good," he said.