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Barclays Bank pumps K2m in Barclays Cup

BARCLAYS Bank Zambia has pumped K2 million into this year’s Barclays Cup kicking off tomorrow with quarter-final ties.
Barclays Bank managing director Savior Chibiya announced at a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday.
This year’s package means Barclays Bank has not increased the prize money having staked the same amount in last year’s tournament that was won by Red Arrows.
The winners will receive K250,000 and K100,000 will be for the runners- up.
The coach-of-the-year will walk away with K10, 000 while the player-of-the-tournament will get K5,000.
Chibiya said Barclays Bank is committed to promoting the sport in the country.
He said his organisation would like to see youths who are competing in the Barclays Cup become national team players in future.
And Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) executive committee member Lee Kawanu thanked Barclays Bank for its continued support to football.
Kawanu said Barclays Cup has contributed to the development of football and some of the players that won the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations were identified from the same tournament.
He said this year’s tournament will be interesting as it will feature teams like Mufulira Wanderers and Lusaka Dynamos.
Meanwhile, Supersport Southern Africa marketing manager Marlon Kananda said all the Barclays Cup matches will be televised.
Quarter-final matches set for tomorrow at Lusaka’s Nkoloma Stadium will see Division One (North) Mufulira Wanderers taking on Zesco United and Napsa Stars face Division One (South) Lusaka Dynamos.
At the same venue on Sunday, Zanaco date Konkola Blades in an early kick-off and two hours later Nkana and Power Dynamos will renew their rivalry.

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