By Chansa Kunda-
The Zambia Motor Sport Association -ZMSA- is next month set to launch the Girls on Track programme that will train 20 school girls groomed into motor sport Athletes.
ZMSA President SAM CHING’AMBU says the Association will work in collaboration with the Ministry of Education to identify the recipients.
CHING’AMBU says the girls will be identified based on their performance and interest in Mathematics, Science and subjects that are inclined with Engineering so that they can be groomed into seasoned drivers from a tender age.
He told ZNBC Sports News in an interview that the aim of the project that was scheduled to start in February last year is to promote gender equality in the sport and produce seasoned women drivers who will carry on the tradition.
CHING’AMBU said the girls to be trained will range from the ages of 8 to 18 under the programme that will be strictly run by women instructors.
He further revealed that over five Athletes will take part in the E-race competition to be held in March this year by International Automobile Federation-FIA.
CHING’AMBU said the online competition is a huge platform for the Zambian drivers to showcase their skills as well as earn slots for physical competitions and attract sponsors.