Zambian High Commissioner Praises Hockey National Teams at Paris 2024 Olympic Qualifiers
Her Excellency Mazuba Monze, Zambia’s High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa, has commended the national hockey teams currently participating in the Paris 2024 Olympic qualifiers games in Pretoria, South Africa.
Ms. Monze emphasized the Commission’s openness to all Zambians visiting South Africa and expressed her pride in how well the hockey teams are representing their country in Pretoria.
She extended her congratulations to the women’s hockey team for securing their first victory in the games, defeating Namibia 3-2 on Monday. She also conveyed her anticipation of the team’s continued success throughout the competition. Additionally, Ms. Monze mentioned that the nation is in high spirits and eagerly anticipates a strong performance as the team prepares for their next game on Wednesday.
Ms. Monze offered words of encouragement to the men’s team, which unfortunately got eliminated from the Paris 2024 Olympic qualifiers after suffering two consecutive losses. She encouraged them to harness the experience gained to perform better in upcoming prestigious games.
The two hockey teams had the honor of paying a courtesy visit to the High Commissioner at the High Commission of the Republic of Zambia in Pretoria, South Africa, on October 31, 2023.
Patson Kawewe, the Delegation Leader, expressed gratitude to Her Excellency for her warm welcome of the athletes and officials. He expressed confidence in the girls’ team’s ability to deliver a strong performance when they face Ghana at 10:00hrs CAT.
Elvis Bwalya, Acting General of the Zambia Hockey Association, praised the commissioner for her unwavering support, which the High Commission of the Republic of Zambia in Pretoria consistently provides to the association whenever Zambian athletes are in South Africa.
During the courtesy visit, two hockey players, Shadrick Katele and Martha Kalomo, invited the High Commissioner to attend their games at Tuks Stadium and boost their morale.