Zambia Athletics cracks down on uncertified event organisers


Zambia Athletics (ZA) has urged the Zambia Police Service and City Councils to stop issuing permits to athletics organisers who do not possess a ZA certificate.

ZA President, Elias Mpondela, stated that all athletic event organisers in Zambia must be registered and certified by Zambia Athletics.

Speaking during a press briefing in Lusaka on Saturday, Mpondela stated that organisers, including City Marathon, must acknowledge and comply with the governing rules of athletics in the country before proceeding with their events.

Read More: Athletics Development Zambia calls for halt to unauthorised ‘Heroes Marathon’

“City Marathon wants to do everything, and we cannot accept this,” Mpondela stated.

He appealed to the Zambia Police and local authorities to assist Zambia Athletics in managing the sport by preventing uncertified events from taking place.

“We appeal to you, help us manage our sport. Don’t grant access to roads for people who are not certified by us,” he added.

Mpondela reiterated that certification from ZA should be a prerequisite for the Zambia Police and local authorities when granting access to athletic event organizers.

WARNING! All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express permission from ZAMBIA MONITOR.

Red Arrows lift Super League trophy in glorious ceremony

Previous article

South Africa’s ANC loses majority, faces coalition politics after historic election

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Sports