MTN Premier Division side, Green Buffaloes have clinched a one-year renewable sponsorship deal worth KR200,000 with Banc ABC Zambia which will see the team being dressed by the bank.
Speaking during the signing ceremony at One Infantry Brigade Guest House in Lusaka yesterday, Banc ABC managing director Clergy Simatyaba said the financial institution was a believer in sport, hence the decision to partner with Buffaloes.
Simatyaba said the decision to start sponsoring Buffaloes was easy because the club was a household name in the country, saying that with the sponsorship, the bank was looking forward to improved standards at the club.
He urged the team to finish among the top four clubs in the 2013 league.
"Our decision to sponsor the club was easy because the club is a household name although it had not been doing so well," Simatyaba said.
Simatyaba said part of the sponsorship package would go towards purchasing merchandising goods which would be sold to the club's fans so that the team could to sustain itself.
He said the bank would also cover the travelling costs for the team when playing outside Lusaka.
Zambia Army chief of operations and training, Oliver Moonde said having Banc ABC on board was a breakthrough for the club after failing in the past to secure corporate sponsorship.
Brigadier-General Moonde promised that the team would perform to the company's expectations.