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Grizzly Mining gives Afrisport K500,000

MULWANDA LUPIYA, Kitwe
GRIZZLY Mining Limited (GML) has pledged over K500,000 into Division Three (North) Afrisport for the 2015 season.
And Afrisport chief executive officer Gabriel Kaunda says the club will take advantage of the huge investment to bounce back to the top.
GML director of finance and administration Ba Abdoul said his company is delighted to associate with Afrisport.
“The equipment we are handing over today is part of the K500,000 we project to pump in as support we pledged for this year in order to assist in the revamping of the failing football standards we have been witnessing recently,” said Abdoul during the handover of kit in Kitwe on Tuesday.
He said the GML will continue to provide financial and material support to Afrisport.
The mining firm donated jerseys, boots, footballs, cons, shin guards and corner flags among others.
Abdoul saluted Kaunda and his team for the co-operation and urged them to guard the kit jealously.
And Kaunda said GML came to the aid of the team in August 2012.
“Grizzly’s sponsorship of Afrisport is a huge investment to developing Zambian football because it’s an incubator of the best Zambian players and teams like Afrisport play a bigger role in football development,” he said.
Kaunda said with the relationship with GML, the club is well on its way to producing the next generation of stars to emulate Rainford Kalaba and Stopilla Sunzu.
Kalaba and Sunzu were part of the national team that won the Africa Cup in 2012.
Jacob Mulenga, Christopher Munthali, Jackson Mwanza, Emmanuel Mbola, Ignatius Lwipa and Mwila Kabwe among others were groomed by Afrisport.
Kaunda said Afrisport are looking forward to bouncing to the top of Zambian football.
Afrisport won promotion to the Super Division in 2004 and were demoted at the end of the 2006 season.

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