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Nkana ponder ‘thinking’ outside the box

MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe
SUPER Division side Nkana are working on measures to make the club self-sustaining.
Club chairman Evaristo Kabila said in an interview in Kitwe yesterday that due to financial challenges mining companies are experiencing, the executive and its stakeholders are keen on ensuring the team becomes self-sustaining next season.
Kabila, however, said the club’s sponsors, Mopani Copper Mines (MCM), have assured them of continued sponsorship despite the challenges affecting the mining firm.
He said they have realised the importance of making the club self-sustaining to cushion themselves against shocks that may occur when sponsors face financial challenges.
“The management [Mopani] has clearly stated that they will continue sponsoring Nkana and on our part, we have also realised that there are certain things that we need to do so that we reduce the burden on the sponsors,” Kabila said.
The 12-time Super Division champions are considering a countrywide membership subscription as one way of raising funds.
Nkana are also looking at improving the ticketing system to maximise on gate takings.
“We are also looking at the sales of replica jerseys. We want to find more points where they can be sold so that we increase our revenue in that area as well,” Kabila said.
Kabila said teams should not go into oblivion due to lack of sponsorship.

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