The National Savings and Credit Bank has signed a 27,000 US dollar kit sponsorship deal with premier league side Mufulira Wanderers.
NATSAVE Managing Director Cephas Chabu unveiled the new Umbro kit on Wednesday evening at a cocktail party.
Chabu said NATSAVE decided to partner with Mufulira Wanders because of its rich football history and its exceptional contribution to soccer development in the country.
He said the success of Zambia’s football is incomplete without mentioning Mufulira Wanderers and that the team has a large national following.
‘This partnership will be long standing, in that in addition to the sponsorship of jerseys, the bank shall also embark on sensitising the players about the importance of saving and further accessing various NATSAVE products,’ he said.
And officiating at the event, Sports Minister Vincent Mwale commended NATSAVE for the gesture saying it is a motivation to the club and will no doubt significantly contribute to quality of soccer standards in the country.
Mwale said the sponsorship is timely as it comes at a time when the team has been promoted from Division One to MTN/FAZ premier league.
Meanwhile, Mufulira Wanderers legend Kalusha Bwalya who is also FAZ President thanked NATSAVE for the sponsorship saying football has the power to unify communities.
At the same event, Mufulira Wanderers Supporters Society unveiled a new club logo and called for more support from the corporate world to the club.