Francis has been coaching under 10,12 and 14 boys since 2014. He completed high school in 2013 and immediately took the responsibilities of being a peer educator of the Malalo Sports Foundation (MSF) in Northern Zambia. He plays recreational football with a local club called Sundown FC. Francis has coached and encouraged youths to avoid drug and alcohol abuse using sport for social change. His hard work has also helped to re-integrate some children who have dropped out of school. The Michael Johnson Young Leaders programme will help him to further his ambition of improving his community.
Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.
- Michael Johnson