Former Sports Deputy Minister Stephen Masumba has launched a provincial talent identification programme in the North Western Province to help youths get selected for national team football tournaments.
Masumba, who is also Mufumbwe Member of Parliament, says the talent identification programme will involve all districts in the province and sports experts will be invited to pick potential national team players.
Speaking when he addressed over 10 football teams at Mufumbwe Council Chamber, Masumba said this year he will host the Julius Masumba Football Tournament which will act as an avenue for the talent identification exercise.
"I have decided to host the Julius Masumba Foorball Tournament in July this year to honor my father. We will have activities at our house in Kizela then we go and have a football march between Kasempa and Mufumbwe Districts," he said.