Toyota Zambia Ltd hands over Prado for national coach Sredojevic
Toyota Zambia Limited on Tuesday handed over a brand new Toyota Landcruiser Prado worth $100,000 (K2,173,543) to the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) for exclusive use by the Zambia National Team coach.
The handover was preceded by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between FAZ President Andrew Kamanga and Toyota Zambia Chief Operating Officer Nenad Predrevac.
Predrevac said Toyota was proud to have found a way sign the MoU with the FAZ as this signified a start to a successful cooperation.
“Football is the most popular sport in Zambia, so for us it is important to be with FAZ that are doing their best for Zambia and that was our main goal to support further development of football in the country,” said Predrevac.
“We understood the need from the Football Association (of Zambia) that the national coach and the technical bench need to travel all over Zambia to find good players that you can put in the national structure to bring them to be the best players in Africa,” he added.
Kamanga said his executive was proud to be part of yet another significant milestone which opens more corporate doors for FAZ.
“The approach by my executive has always been to keep the doors open to corporate sponsors and not lean on closed partnerships. This has been more than exemplified in this partnership where Toyota Zambia has offered to ease the transport challenges that the technical bench has to grapple with,” said Kamanga.
“We have no doubt that if our coach is well taken care of, he will be highly motivated to deliver to the expectations of the nation.”
He appealed to other corporates to come on board and ensure that they utilized the many opportunities that football and FAZ have to offer.
“Our senior women national team are in the middle of preparations of preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and we already have a fundraising committee of eminent women that is helping raise funds for the women,” said Kamanga.
“We implore other corporates to help the committee in their efforts to boost the Olympic journey.”