TeQball Federation of Zambia has handed over ten teqball tables to different clubs as a way to kick-off it’s national League games.
Federation president Dickson Jere speaking during the handover ceremony held at the OYDC said there are 24 registered teams across all the ten provinces.
He said it is motivating to see the sport of TeQball attracting a number of sports men and women joining despite it being new not only in Zambia but across the globe.
Mr. Jere indicated that the national league will be the most admirable in the country in that many people will be yearning to be part of the sport.
Meanwhile, teams from OYDC and OlympAfrica showcased Teqball demonstrations to the amusement of other clubs which came to collect their tables.
The handover of tables ceremony was witnessed by National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) president Alfred Foloko, NOCZ Secretary General Boniface Kambikambi, Handball Association of Zambia (HAZ) General Secretary Josab Changa, OYDC Zambia Chief Executive Officer Dr. Fredrick Chitangala among others.
Played on a curved table, Teqball is a ball sport that combines elements of football and table tennis. The players hit a football with any part of their body except arms and hands.
Teqball can be played between two players as a singles game, or between four players as a doubles game.
Teqball became the world’s fastest recognised sport in August 2018 when its highest governing body Fédération Internationale de Teqball FITEQ was officially recognised by the Olympic Committee of Asia (OCA) and in June 2019 it was officially recognised by the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA).
There are currently 119 national teqball member federations, across five continents with Africa taking the lead with 35 member nations taking up the sport.