Catherine Phiri encourages U-20

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:47:13 +0000

 

By MICHAEL MIYOBA

WBC bantamweight champion Catherine Phiri has urged the under-20 national soccer team to be disciplined and work hard for them to triumph at the 2017 Under 20 AfCON.

Speaking when Oriental Queries boxing promotion led by manager Chris Malunga visited the under20 national team at Cool Breeze Lodge where the team is camped, Phiri said there was need for the team to work together for them to achieve great results at the tournament.

“First of all I want to say good luck to the team, I believe and trust that you are all fit for the tournament and I know that when that day comes you will be champions. Just want to encourage you to work together and make sure that you work as one,” Catherine said.

And WBC Walter weight champion Charles Manyuchi urged the team to fight for the Under 20 AfCON trophy.

Manyuchi called on the team to work hard during the competition noting that nothing came easily in life.

“I know how difficult this sport is but if you want to win the tournament, die a little. Let’s fight for our country. Nothing comes easily,” Manyuchi said.

Manyuchi further said that Oriental Quarries boxing promotion will continue to support the Under-20 boys as they represented Zambia during the tournament.

And Zambia national team head coach Wedson Nyirenda commended Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotion for pledging to support the boys during this crucial moment.

Nyirenda noted that the boys required everyone’s support for them to triumph at the Under 20 Junior Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

“I would like to thank you for coming to give us this support. It shows that as sportsmen we appreciate ourselves and what we do for a living,” Nyirenda said.

“We are ready and we are not going to let the nation down. Discipline in this team is cardinal and you shall see great wonders when the tournament starts,” he added.

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