SCRABBLE Association of Zambia (SAZ) has described 2015 a successful year and  is focused on  scooping  the Eastern, Central and Southern African scrabble championship (ECASA) this year.

SAZ chief Sydney Kalema said he was happy that Zambia managed to compete in key international tournaments.

Kalema said the major success in 2015 was winning the bronze medal at the African tournament in Uganda.

He said the African tournament was not an easy competition, but the 12-member squad put up a strong fight.

“We have a successful year although there were low moments. Finishing third at the African tournament was a plus. It was an indication that scrabbles has improved in Zambia,” he said.

He said the hosting of the Zambia national scrabble championship was another success and commended the sponsors.

“The national championship was a success because we received enough support from the corporate world. We had pupils competing in the national tournament,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kalema said the players are determined to win next year’s ECASA tournament at all cost. He said the players have gained enough experience and it was time for Zambia to be crowned champions.

“Our eyes are on the ECASA title this year. We will work hard to ensure that the trophy comes to Zambia. The association will continue to popularise the sport in schools,” he said.

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