2020 ABSA CUP LAUNCHED. .. DERBIES IN QUARTERFINALS, PRIZE MONEY INCREASED AS MEDIA AWARDS ARE INTRODUCED
The 2020 ABSA Cup was officially launched on Tuesday at a colorful event held at the Southern Sun Hotel, Ridgeway.
The launch saw the draw for the quarter-final stage being made with derbies taking center stage. Prior to the draw, the teams that finished in the top four as at week 17, Zesco United, Nkana, Green Eagles and Napsa Stars were seeded for the draw.
Defending Champions and record 6-time Champions Zesco United will face their city rivals Forest Rangers while Green Eagles will face their sister club Young Green Eagles.
2018 Champions Nkana will battle it out with rivals Kitwe United while 2012 Champions Napsa Stars will lock horns with the Magnificent People’s team, Kabwe Warriors.
The quarter-finals will be played on 21st March and 22nd March at Nkoloma with the semi-finals set for Arthur Davies Stadium on 9th May. The final will take place at Heroes Stadium on 13th June.
ABSA Zambia Managing Director Mizinga Melu announced that the Bank will spend K3.8 million for this year’s tournament as compared to K3.4 million spent on last year’s cup competition.
The teams will be entitled to K12 000 travel grant for every away game.
The winners of the Competition will pocket K600, 000 which is a 20% increment from last year’s K500 000 prize money. The individual awards have received a 25% increment while the runners up will get the K250 000.
ABSA also announced that they will introduce media awards with K200 000 set aside for this.
Full Quarterfinals Draw
Napsa Stars vs Kabwe Warriors
Zesco United vs Forest Rangers
Nkana vs Kitwe United
Green Eagles vs Young Green Eagles
2020 ABSA CUP Prize Monies
Winners – K600 000
Runners up – K250 000
Coach of the tournament – K20 000
Player of the tournament – K20 000
Man of the match – K10 000
Media awards -K200 000
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