Ndola,  June 18,  2019, ZANIS ----  Three Brigade Infantry Commander Brigadier  General  Blackson  Nyoni says  sports is key  to maintaining  high level of mental and physical fitness.

Brig. General says this is because physical activity helps prevent a number of aliments associated with modern life styles and diseases, such as Diabetes Stroke, Depression among others.

ZANIS sports reports that the Three Brigade Infantry Commander Brigadier General said this when he officiated at the 2019 Army Inter-Unit Athletics at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, yesterday.

Brig.Gen Nyonyi added that sports also brings  about cohesion of the human body, which  is key to fighting when at war adding that wars are fought as teams and not individuals.

He has since urged the participants to maintain discipline during the three day athletics competition as discipline holds the defence force together.

And Speaking earlier Regiment Commander Lieutenant Colonel Emmanuel Sithole said athletics in the Army fosters team spirit.

Lt Col Sithole said he hopes to see some of the facets highlighted achieved at the end of the Athletics