Commonwealth gold medalist, Samukonga, begins treatment for damaged hamstring


Government has funded 2022 Commonwealth games gold medalist athlete, Muzala Samukonga’s treatment following an injury that forced him out of a race during his second appearance at the Diamond League in Poland last month.

Confirming the financial assistance rendered by the Ministry of Youths and Sport, Samukonga is hopeful that the treatment would be successful to enable him to participate in the 2023 Budapest World Athletics Championship which is scheduled to take place this month.

Read more: Zambia’s Gold medalist, Samukonga, withdraws from Diamond League due to injuries

The athlete who posted on his official social media platform did, however, not disclose the amount involved.

He admitted that he did not know how long the treatment would take.

“I would like to inform the nation that on the July 31, 2023, we received the money for my treatment from the Ministry of Sports at exactly 22:00hrs (CAT).
Now that we have received the money, we will start the process for my treatment and in as much as we don’t know how long the treatment and process will take we hope that I will be treated as soon as possible with the hopes and prayer of getting better and back on track for training before the world championships later this month,” he said.

Samukonga said he was desperate to return back and fly the Zambian flag high at a global stage.

“Participating at the world championship and raising the Zambian flag high has always been my dream and we will not let the dream shutdown just like that,” he said.

Over two weeks ago Samukonga suffered a hamstring injury which forced him to pull out of the race at his second appearance at the Diamond League in Silesia, Poland.

His appearance at the Diamond League came after winning the Golden Spike trophy in Czech Republic.

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