THE Tug-of-War Association of Zambia is scouting for KR 160,000 (K160 million) to send a 56-member team to Zimbabwe.
THE Tug-of-War Association of Zambia is scouting for KR 160,000 (K160 million) to send a 56-member team to Zimbabwe to compete in the 2013 All Africa Tug-of-War Championships slated for April.
Association president Amos Musonda said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that KR 160, 000 was needed to send a team of athletes to compete in the championships that starts on April 11 to 13 in Harare.
Musonda said the amount would cater for accommodation, transportation, camping for three days, trainings, food and other incidentals to fully cover the athlete's trip from Lusaka to Harare and back.
He appealed to the corporate world to come on board and consider assisting his association send the team to the championships which he said would kick start the many other projects that have been lined up in the country to revamp the sport.
Musonda said his association would embark on a vigorous programme to introduce the sport in schools saying that was where the future stars of Zambia were found before the sport could be taken to various companies.
"This is a very important competition which will put Zambia back on the world map having been inactive for some time. Our appeal is to the corporate world to come on board and help us raise the money and send the team," he said.
Musonda said Zambia will compete in five disciplines that include the Under-23 600kg category for men and women 450kg.
He said the team will also participate in the 4—4 600kg which is for both the men and women, 650 kg men only event and 720kg for the heavyweights.