Sports minister Moses Mawere shaking hands with National team Football players
Sports minister Moses Mawere shaking hands with National team Football players

Sports minister Moses Mawere visited the Chipolopolo camp in Marrakech to deliver President Edgar Lungu’s good wishes to the team.

And Mawere says the new Chipolopolo jersey has made the country proud

He congratulated the team for their win over Uganda but urged them to aim for the highest prize at the African Nations Championship (CHAN).

Mawere urged the boys to think of the many followers at home that were following the tournament.

He encouraged the players to work hard as the tournament could open prospective opportunities outside the country.

On the newly unveiled KoPa kit Mawere said government was very happy with FAZ having its own brand and encouraged them to make the replica available.

“Before they undertook this decision, they shared with government and we gave them a go ahead,” he said.
“FAZ has been facing challenges in terms of sponsorship of their kit. The decision they have made is the way to go. They have control over kit now.”
“We need to encourage them because we are tired of hearing these stories of yesterday there was Nike, there was Mafro, we have to go local and other sports disciplines can tap from that. Look at what Botswana is doing with all sports disciplines dressed in one attire,” he said.

Mawere said that if results are taken care of the new kit will be a big hit with fans.

“We have to take advantage of the replicas, if they do the replicas and make sure that the team performs very well then it will be a huge opportunity,” he said.

“You have to have the replica on one side and make sure that the team performs very well. Everyone will be looking forward to buying the jersey of a successful story. No would want to put on something which is a failure, someone would want to put on something which is a success.”

Mawere watched the match against Uganda that saw Zambia defeat the Cranes 3-1 at the Grand Stade de Marrakech.

Zambia’s next assignment is on Thursday against Ivory Coast at the Grand Stade de Marrakech.

Sports minister Moses Mawere shaking hands with National team Football players
Sports minister Moses Mawere shaking hands with National team Football players
Sports minister Moses Mawere
Sports minister Moses Mawere
National team players listening to Sports minister Moses Mawere shaking
National team players listening to Sports minister Moses Mawere shaking
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7 COMMENTS

  1. Let the message be delivered from home Zambia where they came from. There are all home based players so he could have meat them on departure. The money our minister is using can be shared amongst the players who get paid a little. Seriously the number of government officials and FAZ out match the players. They camped locally in Mongu and so he could have visited them in Mongu

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    • Awe ba Bemba man, even me I could have gone to Morocco, with girlfriend like he did.
      Camp ni camp, its not good to politicise training, but when game is on.
      Kit yena ni lakaa jealous down.

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  2. Is this one a minister of football or what? How can he travel all the way to Morocco just to watch football leaving work piling up on his desk! Isn’t he supposed to be a policy maker than a mere vagabond? Hello!!

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  3. What’s all this hype about the kit? That has been Zambia’s kit from the 70s. All these greens…oranges… White colours are nothing but a testimony of different FAZ committees who don’t understand national branding. Soon we shall have yet another kit. FAZ cant learn from the rest of the world. Kit is never varied like under wear!!! Cameroon …Nigeria…Brazil… Argentina even Malawi maintains one kit…kit is a national identity you monkeys!!!

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  4. To me it seems they made something similar to Adidas stripes only with two. I know you’re trying your best but come up with something original than copying. The lady next to your minister is all in Adidas outfit and Nike shoes.

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