Zambia is an amazing country for sports lovers. If you visit the country, you can enjoy a lot of sporting activities.
Here are the top 6 most popular sports in Zambia.
Football is the most favorite sport in Zambia. For those Betway Zambia users who care for sports betting in Zambia, it’s worth knowing that Zambia’s national football team won the African Cup of Nations and has three final appearances in this tournament. This popular sport has been putting the country on the international map, especially after winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 2012. Football is a sport for almost everyone in Africa and this is also the case of Zambia.
Godfrey Chitalu is one of Zambia’s most famous footballers. He individually proved to be very good, although he did not win big trophies with Zambia’s national team. He was recognized as a footballer of the year 5 times in the country, and also was one of the 200 best footballers in Africa.
The motor rally has been held in the country since 1969. The Association of Automobile Manufacturers of Zambia was their first organizer. Every year, International Automobile Rally Zambia is held in Lusaka – the capital of Zambia.
Satwant Singh is the most popular participant, who won tournament 8 times. After he retired in 2000, his nephew, Muna Singh, became a winner.
Zambian people also have a big love for rugby. This sport is most popular among teenagers. There are about 16 rugby clubs in the country now.
Corné Krige is Zambia’s most famous rugby player. He is also among the most profitable rugby players in Africa. He used to be the captain of the South African national team before having finished his career in 2005.
Golf was brought to Zambia by the British, who built the country’s first golf club in Livingstone in 1907. Golf tournaments have been held in Zambia since 1954. The most famous among them include the Zambia Open, the ZANACO Masters tournament, and the Zambia Open Ladies championship.
Although there are several residential areas that have a basketballer in Zambia, the country has no professional basketball player who took part in the NBA Development League. However, basketball attracts a lot of fans in the country, especially young Zambian boys and girls.
If you visit the country, you may find teenagers wearing NBA stars emblazoned hoods, sweatshirts, t-shirts, vests, etc. Nowadays, many schools in Zambia also have basketball training facilities to help young players polish their skills.
Volleyball is played regularly in several schools and government institutions in Zambia. Just like other ball games, volleyball has a firm footing in the country. Zambia hosts several championships for youth to compete and prove their prowess. There are also programs that the country can use to horn young volleyball talent.
Sports are the most common unifying culture for the Zambian people. They have a big love for sports, especially the 6 games we have mentioned above.