Even though it’s 2019, there’s still a long road ahead for athletes hoping to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But for the Zambia National Handball Team, also known as the Super Shooters, a new year moves them one step closer to the dream of a lifetime.
Many people would find it hard to believe that a group of dogged young men from the impoverished settlements of Lusaka would have the faintest hope of competing in Tokyo. In Zambia, located in Southern Africa, 40 percent of people live in extreme poverty, and only half of the population can read and write.
But back in 2012, an official at the Japanese Embassy in Zambia, Seiji Tashiro, saw a great