Minister of Youth, Sports and Child Development Emmanuel Mulenga has applauded ABSA Bank for honouring it’s commitment in supporting the development of football in Zambia over the years.
Speaking during the draws for the 2020//2021 ABSA cup tournament, Mr. Mulenga says the bank has demonstrated resilience despite the economic hardships that have negatively affected nearly all sectors.
He adds that ABSA is a true partner in the development of Sports in Zambia as they sponsor various sporting activities apart from football such as the ABSA Marathon and the Musikili triathlon.
Meanwhile, in a speech read on her behalf by ABSA Bank Head of Marketing and Corporate Relations Mato Shimabala, ABSA Bank Zambia PLC Managing Director Mzinga Melu says the bank will continue contributing towards the Development of football in the Country.
Mrs. Melu says football is a unifying factor and gives an opportunity for players to improve their well-being hence the continued sponsorship of the ABSA Cup.
Meanwhile, Football Association of Zambia president Andrew Kamanga has commended Minister of Sports Emmanuel Mulenga for his continued support through the Ministry towards the progression of football despite the challenges that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Kamanga says the Minister has given the Association support in ensuring that games are run according to the health guidelines provided for by the Health Institutions.