Zambian hulk to grace Ironman

HARARE - Top Zambian bodybuilder, Sylvester Mwila is expected to grace this weekend Ironman contest to be held in Kadoma.

Mwila, a five-time Mr Zambia winner, will guest pose at Saturday’s Odyssey-sponsored bodybuilding contest set for the Odyssey Centre.

The muscle mania will be accompanied to Zimbabwe by the president of the Zambia Bodybuilding Federation, Danny Mkandawire, who will also be present at the contest.

Mkandawire is set to exchange notes with his Zimbabwean counterpart, Kenny Murugweni, the president of the National Federation of Zimbabwe Bodybuilding and Fitness (NFZBBF).

The contest will be the NFZBBF’s second event of this year after the Mr and Ms Novice show held in April.

NFZBBF spokesperson Quite Shangai said: “The two will be part and parcel of our show on Saturday. Mwila trains from a humble gym and is among the biggest bodybuilders living in Africa today.

“He was nominated on the internet poll for the best African bodybuilders which was won by the legendary Vusumuzi Njisane of Kwazulu Natal in South Africa and he will be coming here with Danny Mkandawire, who is the Zambian federation president.”

The tall athlete, Mwila is blessed with top drawer traps, is not new to Zimbabwe having competed at the 2012 All Africa Olympia that was hosted by Pro Fitness gym.

At this contest, Mwila came second in the heavyweight category behind Njisane.

“We want to expose our athletes and create ties with other countries in the region so that we can have exchange programmes that will benefit our athletes in terms of exposure,” Shangai added.

Defending champion, Vincent Kandiero is itching to defend his title and is one of the seasoned campaigners billed to participate on Saturday.

Champion Chienderamwano, the reigning Musclemania Zimbabwe and Mr Zimbabwe champion, has been ruled out of the event as he is still on the mend following a shoulder injury he sustained last year.

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