Atlas Mara Bank has announced a deal made with ZESCO United Football Club valued at K2.5 million for the 2023 to 2024 football season.
The K2.5 million support to ZESCO FC by the Bank had being done under the renewed partnership between the two parties, Bank acting Managing Director, Bobbline Cheembela, said.
Announcing the deal during a signing ceremony in Lusaka on Thursday, Cheembela said through the partnership with ZESCO United which had been running for the last six years, the bank had contributed immensely to the development of sport in the country.
He said over the years, ZESCO United FC had been key to Zambian football development as it had created a platform for talented individuals both men and women to realise their talent potential.
“Some have even gone to proudly represent the Zambian national football teams with distinction including the recent women’s world cup in Australia,” Cheembela said.
He said its commitment to sports development was not only limited to football but also had very fruitful collaborations in other sports discipline such as Rugby, Athletics, Table Tennis and Golf.
ZESCO United FC Chairperson, Richard Mulenga said in the last six years, the bank had been an unequivocal supporter of the growth of Zambian football through its unwavering financial and technical support to the club.
Mulenga said all clubs success at domestic and international level had the hallmarks of the bank’s generosity to ZESCO United.
“The decision by Atlas Mara to extend the shirt sponsorship contract with ZESCO United for another season highlighted the banks desire to maintain its footprint in football and promote the growth of the Zambian game.
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