MultiChoice has donated US$20,000 towards the $2 million budget for Copper Queens for their preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games.
MultiChoice Zambia Managing Director Kobus Bezuidenhout said they were aware of the challenges that the Football Association of Zambia was facing in ensuring that the Copper Queens succeed at the Olympics.
“As we celebrate the qualification of the Copper Queens to the 2020 Olympics, we are aware of the many challenges that the Association faces in ensuring that our team not only succeed at the Olympics but that their time there is made as comfortable as possible allowing the team to only worry about their opponents and winning the cup,” he said.
“It is for this reason that we are heeding the call by the Football Association of Zambia to offer support to our Women’s National team with a cheque to the value of $20 000.
“We are very proud of the Copper Queens participation in the Tokyo Olympics as they are representing our country, as it is the first time that Zambia will have representation at the Olympics since 1988 when the men’s national team reached the quarter-finals. I’m hopeful that our support will help them perform better, thereby, raising the Zambian flag even higher,” he added.
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By Ofhani Munyai