9 January 2013

Zambia: Mopani Honours Striker Kampamba

MOPANI Copper Mines (MCM) has given Nkana striker, Reynolds 'Sate Sate' Kampamba, KR 5,000 (K5 million) as a token of appreciation for finishing 2012 MTN-FAZ Premier league top scorer and Young-player-of-the-Year.

The mining firm made the presentation during a cocktail hosted for Nkana FC players held at the Greek Olive club on Monday evening.

Making the presentation, MCM public relations manager Cephas Sinyangwe said the mining giant was convinced that Kampamba's crown for the top scorer coupled with the player of the year award was just the beginning of better things to come.

Sinyangwe said MCM was hopeful that the cocktail party hosted for Kampamba and the rest of the players would spur the 11-time Zambian champions to seek for more glory by wrestling the league title.

"We know that Nkana FC is capable of bringing the league title home because this is something that they have done before. So, as sponsors, we want to urge the players to focus on the league title," Sinyangwe said.

He disclosed that MCM was this year working on helping the team to become self reliant by putting in place measures that will improve revenue collection through gate takings and advertisements once rehabilitation works at the stadium are completed.

Nkana Chairperson John Chiwele said Nkana's focus for the 2013 soccer season would not be anything less than wrestling the league title and urged his players to do their part by starting to win games especially that the club sponsors had done their part.

And United States (US)-based athlete Leonard Chilangwa, who attended the ceremony, congratulated Kampamba for winning the two awards, which he said were no mean achievement as that called for hard work and commitment.

Chilangwa, who donated five footballs, implored Nkana to invest in the youth by setting up a youth academy as was the case before saying the future of the club lies in the youth.

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