City of Lusaka Bemoans ‘Retrogressive’ FAZ Action
City of Lusaka Football club has been recently banned by the Football Association of Zambia from using it’s Vofafone Stadium on grounds that Vodafone is a competitor to Super League main sponsor MTN in the provision of Internet services.
City Communications Manager Alex Njovu stated in a press release that the Football Association’s stance does not hold water citing how the UEFA Champions League which is sponsored by Heineken has never banned Liverpool from wearing their shirts that were sponsored by Carlsberg a fellow beer brewing company. He further stated that again Liverpool was sponsored by Standard Chartered while they played in the Barclays Premier League and which was sponsored by the Barclays Bank.
Mr Njovu said that they feel ill treated and let down by the Football Association’s stance particularly after the were made aware of the move before City of Lusaka penned down a contract with Vodafone. He added that the football association should be encouraging teams to look for sponsorship as the money from MTN alone is not enough to fulfill a single league fixture.
City of Lusaka face Green Buffaloes at Nkoloma Stadium on Sunday in a week 27 fixture which they intended to have played at their Vodafone Stadium in Woodlands which is closer to a lot of City of Lusaka fans.
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