UBA Donates K112, 000 Towards Copper Queens Olympic Journey
The Copper Queens Olympic journey has received a boost with UBA Zambia donating K112,000 towards preparations for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be held from July 23-August 8, 2021.
Speaking when she presented a cheque to the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Fundraising Committee chairperson Charity Lumpa at Football House, board chairperson Tukiya Kankasa Mabula said the bank’s gesture to offer logistical support to FAZ towards the Olympic bound Copper Queens was part of its commitment to expanding economic opportunities for women in various sectors including sports.
“We are confident that the donation made today will go a long to facilitating a smooth outing for Zambia’s women’s national football team as they head for the Olympic Games to be held in Japan,” Mabula said.
She commended FAZ and the Copper Queens for being the only African country to qualify for the Olympics and expressed confidence that the team will excel in Tokyo.
“We want to assure FAZ and the people of Zambia that as a local partner, UBA Zambia will always rise to the occasion and offer support as part of our corporate social responsibility.”
Lumpa, who was accompanied by Ambassador Ndiyoyi Mutiti and Priscilla Mutale Nkanza, thanked UBA Zambia for ‘a gesture and act of goodwill’ during a time of the Covid-19 pandemic where finances are scarce.
“Thank you for the support and we believe that the Copper Queens will ably compete and bring back the gold from Tokyo as an item of national and continental pride so we are grateful.
The Copper Queens are in Group F alongside China, Brazil and Netherlands at the women’s football tournament which gets underway on 21 July.
The top two teams and the two best third-place finishers from three groups will qualify to the quarter-finals of the tournament.