Hosts Zambia yesterday narrowly beat Malawi 21-20 shots in the men’s singles to increase chances of scooping gold at the on-going African States Bowl tournament in Lusaka.
In the opening men’s singles, Zambia lost to South Africa by 8-21 shots but later recovered to remain in the competition by beating Namibia 21-20.
In the fours men’s category, Zambia won two out of three games played. They beat Malawi but lost to South Africa and Namibia.
Zambian women beat South Africa 24-13 and Namibia 15-8 in the pairs category.
Zambia Bowling Association (ZBA) general secretary Foster Banda said the team was on track and determined to win more games in the days ahead.
“The tournament is very competitive. Each team is putting their best to ensure they finish as medal winners. The Zambian team is on track and will make sure they work harder in the remaining games,” she said.
The one-week long tournament was expected to end on Saturday.
Meanwhile, ZBA president Chilombo Chali was appointed Zone Six Bowling Association president taking over from Andrews Jones of South Africa.
Chali described the appointment as challenging as he did not expect to assume that office.
“This is quite a challenging job. I will make consultations from those with experience to bring positive results to the Southern region. My appointment will also help Zambia improve her standards of bowling,” he said.