Lusaka, Zambia, 7 April 2021:
Umbro South Africa is pleased to announce a long-term agreement with Zanaco Football Club, providing match kit, training kit, and off-field wear as the club's official technical partner.
Playing in the top tier of Zambian football, 'Sensational' Zanaco Football Club was established in 1978 as a social team by employees of Zambia National Commercial Bank. The club has grown into one of Zambia's most successful outfits, having won seven Super League titles. It is the only team outside the Copperbelt region to have won and successfully defended the Super League title and are currently second on the log of the 20/21 FAZ-MTN Super League.
The growth of Zanaco Football Club both locally and at international level is dependent on partnerships such as the one the club has entered into with Umbro", says Mr. Marlon Musuka Kananda, General Manager and CEO of Zanaco Football Club.
"Umbro has a huge footprint in the global supply of football apparel and equipment. It is evident that their track record and professionalism will help the club to embark on a journey that will increase the revenue base through the sale of quality, custom-made replica jerseys and other merchandise. We are delighted to see the club partner with a reputable kit supplier in Umbro; together we shall endeavour to grow the Zanaco brand to greater heights."
Umbro South Africa's Kirby Stein commented: "We are pleased to be partnering with Zanaco Football Club. Their heritage is something to be admired and we look forward to working alongside them. The club has been central to the great strides being made across the Zambian football landscape and we are excited to be part of this growth."