14 November 2012

Zambia: Diggers to Host Ko Cup Final

DIGGERS Rugby Club in Kitwe will host the 2012 Knock-Out Cup final between 'Men at Work' Diggers and 'Powerhouse' Lusaka which signals the end of the 2012 Buildcon-Zambia Rugby Football Union (ZRFU) season.

ZRFU president, Martin Musunka said in an interview yesterday that the match between ZRFU national rugby league B Division champions Prisons and runners up, Mufulira would curtain raise the KO final.

To book a ticket to the final, Diggers beat Green Buffaloes 10-3, while Lusaka saw off Red Arrows via a 15-6 victory.

Musunka said winners in various categories would be awarded for their efforts during the out-going league season.

He said presentations would also be made to league champions Diggers and B Division winners Prisons who will get K50 and K30 million respectively.

Prisons and Mufulira won promotion to the A Division with Nkwazi, Chibuluma and 'Killer Bees' Ndola Wanderers relegated to the lower ranks.

He said the prize money would be made available by the league sponsors Buildcon Investments adding that this year's league sponsorship package, which is the first in the history of rugby in Zambia, entails the dressing of all A Division sides with the provision of two sets of jerseys and playing boots.

Musunka said the package also includes K30 million to each club for logistics and that Buildcon Investments also bought two pairs of jerseys for the national rugby team and one pair of track suits.

He said Kansanshi Mine public relations manager, Godfrey Msiska is expected to make the presentation of national team kit that includes three sets of jerseys, replicas and track suits to ZRFU.

And Musunka said the quarterly ZRFU meeting would be held this Saturday at 10:00 hours at Diggers rugby club.

He said the meeting was pushed forward after members failed to form a quorum prior to the KO Cup semi finals at the Lusaka Rugby Club at the weekend.

"We were initially supposed to have held our meeting at the weekend but we failed to make a quorum. We shall hold the meeting this week whether or not we form the quorum which requires a 50 + 1; there is need for people to start getting serious with rugby matters," he said.

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