MANDA Chilambwe and Sharon Chimfwembe are the 2019 Midlands Open squash champions in the men’s and women’s categories.
The Zambia National Service/Zambia Squash Association Midlands Open tournament which was held over the weekend at Lusaka Squash Club saw Manda beat Kundanji Kalengo 3 – 0 in the men’s category.
In the ladies category, Chimfwembe beat Abigail Chanda 3-0 to come out top.
Manda walked away with a trophy and K7,000 while Chimfwembe got a trophy and K5,500.
Third place in the men’s category went to Enos Mwale who walked away with K3,000 while Christine Mwachambo got K2,000.
General secretary Chomba Mwansa said the tournament was a huge success and it was packed throughout the two days.
Mwansa said the tournament attracted foreign players from Kenya, and South African based Zambian players.
He thanked the Zambia National Service for the sponsorship.
He hoped ZNS would make it bigger next time and go an extra mile to empower ladies in squash by sponsoring a ladies exclusive tournament.