Zambia: Zanaco Boss Pledges Increased Support

ZANACO managing director Martyn Schouten has pledged increased sponsorship to the Zambian league champions next season.

Schouten said the bank was happy with the team's performance during the just-ended MTN-FAZ Premier League season that saw the bankers peeping Power Dynamos to the title on the last day of fixtures.

He said the team needed to be commended for the good job that saw Zanaco finish top with 61 points ahead of Power on 59 points saying the team exhibited good performance despite the competition and challenges from other competitors.

"As sponsors we are very happy that the team managed to win the league title this season and for this we will always support them by pledging an increase in financial support for the next season," Schouten said.

The managing director said football was significant to the country's development and that sport was unifying factor that brought people with different personalities together.

Schouten said the bank would first identify which areas in the team needed more attention before releasing the funds.

He said the bank would ensure that the team is given adequate preparations ahead of the African Champions League fixtures including defending the local league.

"We will make sure that the budget looks at specifications requirements for the team and will asses to see where we must put more efforts, this will help the team to be more prepared for the continental championship," he said.

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