The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has constituted a committee of eminent personalities to spearhead fundraising initiatives for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic bound Women National team.
Following a decision by the FAZ Executive Committee, a group of leading personalities headed by Zanaco Board Chairperson Charity Lumpa, former Bank of Zambia deputy director in charge of administration Dr Tukiya Kankasa, Mrs Priscilla Mutale Nkanza and Zambian High Commissioner to Japan Ndiyoyi Mutiti.
The committee will liaise with the Matron who is First Lady Esther Lungu.
Following the qualification of the Zambia Senior Women National Team to the Tokyo Olympics 2020 as the only direct entrant from Africa (Cameroon shall compete in a playoff with Chile to decide who qualifies via playoffs) the FAZ executive committee saw it prudent to put up a team of eminent women in society with the right business acumen to fundraise towards the smooth preparation and participation of the team at the Olympics in 2021.
The committee held a meeting this morning with the FAZ executive committee member in charge of women football Brenda Kunda and deputy general secretary Joseph Chimpampwe.
FAZ president Andrew Kamanga and his executive have placed a high premium on the development of women football that has culminated in various national teams competing at international games.
The highlight of the commitment to the women game is the historic qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.