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MULTI-CHOICE Zambia has joined the growing list of corporate bodies supporting the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games bound Copper Queens with a donation of US$20, 000.

And FAZ president Andrew Kamanga has thanked Multi-Choice for supporting the Copper Queens journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Speaking during the handover of the cheque to the Charity Lumpa led committee of eminent women, Multi-Choice Zambia Managing Director Kobus Bezuidenhout said the organisation was aware of the challenges that FAZ faced in preparing the team for the Olympics.

“As we celebrate the qualification of the Copper Queens to the 2020 Olympics, we are aware of the many challenges that the association faces in ensuring that our team not only succeed at the Olympics but that their time there is made as comfortable as possible allowing the team to only worry about their opponents and winning the cup.

“It is the reason we are heeding the call by the Football Association of Zambia to offer support to our Women’s national team with a cheque to the value of $20, 000,” Bezuidenhout.

And FAZ Executive Committee member Colonel Priscilla Katoba who represented the FAZ president, said the donation by MultiChoice would motivate the girls to strive for glory at the tournament that kicks off on July 23 to August 8, 2021 in Japan.

Meanwhile, the committee’s chairperson Charity Lumpa said it was not easy to raise funds in a Covid-19 strewn environment where organisations were tightening their wallets.

Lumpa heads a committee comprising Colonel Katoba, Dr Tukiya Mabula-Kankasa, Priscilla Mutale Nkanza, Ndiyoyi Mutiti and Brenda Kunda.

The committee has so far raised US$30, 000 of the targeted US$2 million.

Zambia is in Group F with Brazil, Netherlands and China at the Olympics where they will be the sole representatives of the African continent. – FAZ.

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