Zesco United has joined fellow elite clubs from migrating from mini buses to luxury coach travel for their away games.
On Monday, Zesco received a US$187, 000 54-sitter Chinese-built bus from their principle sponsors Zesco Ltd.
“We want Zesco to be like Manchester United we must create it that is why today we are handing over this 54 sitter that we got at a very high cost of Kr 995, 962 000 or US$187, 000 dollars,” Zesco managing director Cyprian Chitundu said at the handover ceremony held at its head office in Lusaka.
“We give full support to the club because football because is a source of joy for many of our people. We must keep winning.”
And Zesco chairman Kenneth Muteto said the club was humbled by their sponsors gesture.
“We are grateful to the Zesco Management for this gesture the only way we can repay is to win the league and any cup competition,” Muteto said.
“We take pride in being one of the best sponsored teams if not the best in the league we will continue flying the flag high in the league and in continental competitions.”
Zesco joins Zanaco, Green Buffaloes, Red Arrows and Zanaco in embracing the big bus theory.