Football Sport

Zanaco aids Ministry of Education

By DIANA MUTAKAFIMBO
THE Zambia National Commercial Bank yesterday donated 900 footballs and financial literacy materials worth K200,000 to the Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education.
Managing director Bruce Dick, who presented the footballs and literature at Lusaka’s Sunset Stadium, said the donation is part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility.
Dick said the donation will benefit 400 schools across the country and that physical education teachers will receive free training from Zanaco Football Club coaches in a bid to promote soccer skills in schools.
“Zanaco is committed to supporting communities meet various needs that are key to improving lives as part of our corporate social responsibility. This donation is special in that it provides us an opportunity for sensitisation on health and financial-related issues,” he said.
Dick said the development of football depends on skills imparted in young people and hoped the 900 footballs will motivate youths to take up the sport.
He pledged his bank’s commitment to supporting football and better communities it operates from.
And Minister of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education John Phiri commended Zanaco for its continued corporate social responsibility.
In a speech read for him by his permanent secretary Patrick Nkanza, Phiri said football is the most popular sport worldwide.
“Football offers young people a chance to run around during the course of the game and they also have the mix of sprinting and other movements with endurance that help develop their muscles and promote aerobic capabilities,” he said.
Phiri said his ministry offers a structured system that allows young people  to explore and enjoy sport.

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