Chishimba Kambwili, Zambia’s Minister of Youth and Sport, has been announced as the latest addition to the ‘Sport and Government’ panel at the Soccerex African Forum in Durban on October 1-2.
The panel will be analysing and explaining the most pressing issues affecting sport on the continent and how their respective governments are introducing regulations to help facilitate growth and investment. Kambwili is the latest sports minister to be added to the panel, joining Protais Mitali, Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah and Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi – his counterparts from Rwanda, Ghana and Nigeria respectively. Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie said: “It is a huge pleasure to welcome the Hon. Minister to the Forum who will be able to offer a great insight into one of Africa’s emerging sporting nations. His involvement alongside three of the most important sports ministers in Africa is a huge honour for us and makes the event unmissable for anyone working in sport in Africa.”
Zambian football has gone through a resurrection over the past two years, with the national team winning the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and most recently the 2013 COSAFA Cup, which the country also hosted. Kambwili will be on hand to discuss the successful staging of the tournament, as well as the Ministry’s ambitious developments programmes which the country has embarked on, as it prepares to bid for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Soccerex African Forum will bring 1,000 senior football decision-makers together with businesses from across the continent and the world for two days of learning, networking and business opportunities to unite the business of football in Africa. You can find the conference agenda for this year’s Forum here: www.mysoccerex.com/AF13ConferenceProgramme.pdf.
For further information about this event please call +44 (0)208 987 5522 or visit www.soccerex.com/africa.