Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili has started engaging mining companies to persuade them to sponsor sports clubs.
Speaking in Kitwe after meeting officials from Mopani Copper Mines on Wednesday, Kambwili disclosed that so far he has talked to China Luanshya Mines on the need to revamp sports in Luanshya.
“Our mission on the Copperbelt is to engage mining companies and ask them to put in money in football plus other sports activities,” he said.
Kambwili noted that inadequate financial investment in sports has negatively affected the performance football clubs.
“You maybe aware that Nkana Red Devils,Mighty Mufulira Wanderers, Kalulushi Modern Stars and Chambishi are not doing well because they lack adequate financial investment,” Kambwili observed.
“In Kalulushi, there are four mining companies, two should support Chambishi Football Club while the other two should support Modern Stars,” he said.
Kambwili also urged mining firms to revive sports festivals on the Copperbelt.