By TROY MUKUPA
BODY Builder, Fred Phiri, of Kufiz Body Building and Fitness Gymnasium on Saturday night defeated eight musclemen to win the Mr. Mtendere 2023 Bodybuilding contest, held at Mika Hotels in Kabulonga.
In a tightly contested competition, Phiri, returned the title he first won last year to make it 2 straight wins and cemented his legacy as Mutendere’s number one body builder.
Phiri walked home with K10,000 prize money, a humper, medal, a trophy and certificate of participation.
The runner-up position went to Allan Mulenga who pocketed a K4,000, humper, medal and certificate of participation, while Francewell Phiri, came out third and walked home with a K3,000, humper, medal and a certificate of participation.
Speaking in an interview, Betika Zambia, country manager, Mr. Caristo Kanyembo, who was also the guest of honor, said the online gaming firm attaches great importance to sports like body building which promote physical fitness.
Kanyembo said the firm will continue to partner with all sporting disciplines to enhance the promotion of all sports activities across the country.
And Zambia Body Building and Fitness Federation (ZBBFF) president Jackson Jay Nkhoma, said in an interview that the federation was committed to ensuring that bodybuilding and fitness thrived as a sport in the country.
Nkhoma commended Mutendere Gymnasium Chairman, Pamphrey Ngoma and their executive for hosting a successful event that saw sponsors in Mika Group of Companies, Big Tree Beverages Ltd, Betika Zambia, IDEAS GO and Supplement World Zambia come on board.