Faz sheds light on kit mix up
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has clarified the mix-up in kit for the players and technical bench in the 2-1 win over Portugal in a Group C match.
Following the signing of a two year SHIRT deal with MAFRO the Association has had to deal with last minute switch in kit from the old Kappa strip to the new one.
FAZ Communications Manager Desmond Katongo said that the technical bench was donned in Kappa attire following the last minute changes FIFA directed to be made to the new kit leaving out the rest of the complement to be worked on later.
Katongo has however indicated that the team will be in uniform kit on Wednesday during the second Group C match against Iran.
Zambia beat Portugal 2-1 to top Group C ahead of Iran on match day one.
BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT:
PRESS STATEMENT (For Immediate Release)
Football House, Lusaka
May 21st, 2017
Zambia U-20 Men’s National team kit
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Zambia Men’s U-20 National team on their 2 -1 victory against Portugal at the on-going Fifa 2017, South Korea World Cup.
FAZ takes great pride in the successful manner in which the U20 team and the technical bench have continued to represent the country at both continental and global level.
The Association has signed a 2-year deal worth USD200,000 cash and kit for the national team with MAFRO who have now become the official kit supplier of the Zambia National team.
The completion of our deal with MAFRO has been an on-going process and was only formalizedjust before the World Cup.
The use of KAPPA kit by the technical staff was as a result of Fifa’s directive that the original design with copper bullets on the side be changed and the bullets completely removed. Despite the efforts of the supplier to meet the requirement, it was not possible in the time available. Consequently, the technical bench had to wear the existing KAPPA kit.
The new kit for the technical bench with the recommended adjustments will be made available for the next game.
For and on behalf of:
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA
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