Kitwe, Zambia, 25 September 2020: 

Umbro is pleased to announce a new long-term partnership as the official technical sponsor of the Zambia Super League's reigning champions, Nkana Football Club. 

Formed in 1935, Nkana Football Club holds prestige as one of Zambia's oldest and most successful football clubs with a football tradition spanning 85 years. The lauded club has gone on to achieve monumental success, most notably thirteen Zambia Super League titles, eleven Zambia Charity Shield titles, six Zambian Cups, seven Zambian Challenge Cups; and are the only Zambian team to ever reach the finals of the African Cup of Champions [now known as the CAF Champions League]. 

Umbro will be the official technical partner of Nkana F.C's playing squads, supplying high-performance competition, training and off-field apparel. Branded apparel, equipment and luggage will be provided to technical and management staff; with a supporter's range available for fans to purchase. 

Speaking on the partnership, Umbro South Africa's David Ricketts said: "We are delighted to welcome Nkana Football Club to the Umbro brand stable and are excited to see them in our famous double diamond." 

"Umbro is incredibly passionate about African football and partnering with Nkana F.C. signifies our commitment to the growth and development of Zambian football. They are a club with tremendous history that is central to the Zambian football story and we are ecstatic to be a part of Nkana's next chapter." 

Joseph Silwamba, Nkana Football Club president said: "Nkana Football Club is glad to partner with Umbro as the brand is a big name in sportswear and obviously our players and fans share this view. We look forward to a wonderful three-year partnership."