"ZAMBIA SPORTING SCORES is a historic account of Zambia’s golden era, when the country produced some of the greatest athletes in Africa. It goes back to the pre-independence days when the country was the British colony called Northern Rhodesia. Among the many sportsmen and women covered in the book are Yotham Muleya, the long-distance runner who died in a car accident while on tour of duty in the United States of America, “The Flying Sikh” Satwant Singh (motor rally), veteran judo administrator Father Jude McKenna and Lottie Mwale, who was a formidable boxer whose ring name was Kaingo (The Leopard). Lottie was the All-Africa and Commonwealth light-heavyweight boxing champion when he also went to America to have a go at a world title.
ZAMBIA SPORTING SCORE records the medals brought home from the All-Africa, Commonwealth and Olympic Games. Zambia scored successes in golf, soccer, and other sports at continental and global events. Then came an eclipse, a period when Zambia only boosted the number of participating countries in international competitions. What drove athletes of the period to success? Is Esther Phiri, the current “Queen of the Ring”, recapturing that lost glory? This inspiring, well-researched and authoritative book is a must to read for everyone.
The opening of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia; will produce sportspersons of the calibre covered in the book."
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Published August 4, 2011
History, Sports & Outdoors.