Rising Stars underway in Zambia
ZAMBIABy BiztechAfrica - July 7, 2012, 8:24 a.m.
The Airtel Rising Stars (ARS) football tournament is now underway in all the 10 provinces of Zambia with over 6,000 under-17 players fighting for 18 slots in their respective provinces.
This year’s tournament, which has also attracted girls, kicked off at district level before moving to the provincial level.
In the country’s capital Lusaka, the event took place at the National Sports Development Centre with over 2,000 players in attendance.
Airtel and the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) have partnered to stage this year’s event.
The Airtel Raising Stars soccer talent programme aims to identify and nurture budding soccer talent from the grassroots onto a national stage.
The second season of the programme-which follows a hugely successful inaugural year-provides a platform for the upcoming soccer talent under the age of seventeen to showcase their skills to leading scouts and coaches, giving them an opportunity to further their football skills.
MORE ZAMBIA NEWS
Huawei rolls out new base stations in ZambiaChinese communications equipment giant Huawei Technologies has launched the first of a series of 169 base stations that will connect rural communities in Zambia to the mobile phone network. Read More
Zambian consumers warned over unlicensed smartphone importersSamsung Electronics Zambia has warned against buying handsets from unlicensed distributors. Read More
Mustek, Huawei International Pte. Ltd. in $51 million project for Zambia Railway LimitedMustek Limited has announced its contract to supply and deliver over $12 million worth of Huawei’s ‘Signalling and Telecommunications’ equipment to a consortium upgrading Zambia Railway Limited. Read More
Huawei Technologies Zambia gives K263, 000 to charitable organisationsMore effective corporate social responsibility programmes are needed to help struggling communities in Zambia, according to Huawei Technology Zambia. Read More
Zambia complaints lines launched for SIM reg issuesZambia’s regulator has highlighted the launch of dedicated lines for complaints by mobile users who have been cut off from the networks despite having registered their SIM cards. Read More
Zambia to boost ICT access with own PC assembly plantZambian President Michael Sata says the government plans to push ahead with a computer assembly plant in Lusaka, as part of its ICT access initiatives. Read More
ZICTA directs operators to open toll free linesZICTA has directed Zambia’s mobile service providers to open toll-free lines to attend to queries arising from SIM card registration exercise. Read More
ZICTA implements SIM switch offZICTA has implemented a SIM card switch off after the expiry on the January 31 deadline for registration. Read More
Miyanda warned of SIM switch-offZambia’s opposition leader Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda has revealed that ZICTA has reminded him that it will deactivate his unregistered SIM card. Read More
FEATURED STORYKenyan shift to Green Economy would generate USD 45bn by 2030
Kenya’s transition to a green economy could produce major economic benefits equivalent to an estimated USD 45 billion by 2030, a new study shows.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHE-waste threatens Ghana’s beaches
Many beaches in Ghana, already stressed by pollution and poor maintenance, are now facing a new threat: e-waste.