By GRACE CHAILE LESOETSA
AFTER two decades, Copperbelt Table Tennis Association (CTTA) is happy they will finally have legally voted office bearers to run the Zambia Table Tennis Association (ZTTA).
CTTA chairman Alick Tembo said the announcement of the ZTTA elective annual general meeting slated for next month had cheered clubs in the Copperbelt region.
Tembo said the sport had almost died because of the administrative wrangles that had taken its toll on the association for over five years.
“They could not participate in any of the International Table Tennis Federation, African Table Tennis Tederation, African Games and in Commonwealth games because of the former president Charles Chenda suing its mother body to court, hence taking this long,” Tembo said. He said election of a new executive will initiate the rebirth of the sport in the country.
“Table tennis needs to be recognized in the country, region, continent and the world. Let us allow the table tennis society put in legible office bearers to run the association and start bringing glory to Zambia as other sports association are doing. The seasoned players are yearning to play international competitions,” Tembo said.