By MICHAEL MIYOBA
PREMIER Futsal League (PFL) chairman Tarak Mehta has hailed National Division One Futsal League winners Zanaco for earning promotion to the Premier Futsal League.
Mehta said Zanaco’s promotion will boost competition among teams in the PFL.
He hailed Zanaco futsal club’s technical bench for their commitment to fulfil fixtures and eventually win promotion to the PFL.
Mehta has also congratulated Automotive Futsal Academy for scooping the maiden PFL Cup title after humiliating Chipata Boys 8-3 in the final played on Saturday at Automotive Indoor Futsal Arena.
And Automotive Futsal Club coach Andrea Cristoforetti said winning the inaugural Premier Futsal League PFL Cup symbolises the team’s hard work during the 2020-2021 season.
In an Interview, Cristoforetti described the competition as a success having featured teams from the National Division One Futsal League and the Premier Futsal League.
Cristoforetti said Futsal has continued to develop in Zambia thanks to the efforts by the PFL which has set futsal players’ development as number one priority.
“The overall tournament I think has been really great. It was great to see teams from the lower division experiencing how it feels to play against Super Division clubs.
“The quality of futsal is growing and it is undeniable that we are growing. Our futsal is slowly but surely growing with consistent work and for me that’s one of the main aspects, being my role to contribute to the growth of the game in this country,” Cristoforetti said.