Brian Mwila of Zambia Celebration after completing his brace against Algeria during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Zambia vs Algeria on September,2nd 2017 at National Heroes stadium,Lusaka in Zambia
Monday Jan 08, 2018. 17:30
As they head to the 2018 CAF African Nations Championship in Morocco, Zambia have unveiled a new kit sponsorship deal.
After parting ways with kit manufacturer Mafro, the Football Association of Zambia has forged a new partnership with a manufacturer in the Far East.
FAZ named their new created kit KoPa that will be unveiled at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament in Morocco.
The Times of Zambia reports that the kit will have three stripes - the traditional copper kit for home games, green away and white to be used as an alternative kit and has a copper bar on the right.
A statement released by FAZ communications manager, Desmond Katongo, says the decision to create an independent sports brand wholly owned by FAZ was met by the executive in October last year.
"Following the Executive Committee meeting of October 2017, the decision to create an independent sports brand, wholly owned by FAZ, was made in line with the objective of increased revenue generation and full control of the value chain," said Katongo.
"The brand, named KoPa, represents the best of Zambian football and the new Zambia kit is a true reflection of all the positive attributes in the Zambian game.
"The KoPa brand will be manufactured to international standard will be available to FAZ members, other sporting associations and institutions and the general public, at affordable prices to meet the needs of the market.
"FAZ would like to also take this opportunity to caution members of the general public to desist from purchasing counterfeit jerseys that are currently flooding the market."