Copper Queens in K112 000 Olympic preparations boost from UBA
United Bank for Africa (UBA) Zambia has become the latest institution to hand the Copper Queens Olympic journey a boost with a donation of K112,000 towards preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
UBA board chairperson Tukiya Kankasa Mabula believes the donation will go a long way in facilitating the Copper Queens outing in Tokyo.
The local fundraising committee has set a target of $2 million and has already received donations from Zanaco Bank, MultiChoice, and pledges from Access Bank ($10,000), Bank of Zambia, (K100,000), staff from the Vice President’s office, NATSAVE, selected permanent secretaries, Zambia National Building Society and City of Lusaka players.
“We are confident that the donation made today will go a long to facilitating a smooth outing for Zambia’s women’s national football team as they head for the Olympic Games to be held in Japan,” Mabula said when she presented a cheque to the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Fundraising Committee chairperson Charity Lumpa at Football House, on Tuesday.
“We want to assure FAZ and the people of Zambia that as a local partner, UBA Zambia will always rise to the occasion and offer support as part of our corporate social responsibility.”
The delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be held from July 23-August 8, 2021 in Japan.
The Copper Queens are in Group F alongside China, Brazil, and the Netherlands at the Tokyo Olympics.
The Coach Bruce Mwape tutored side will start their journey at the Olympics with a stern test against the Netherlands on 21st July 2021 before taking on China PR 3 days later with both matches slated for Miyagi Stadium in Miyagi.
The Copper Queens will then wrap up their group match against the much-fancied Brazil on 27th July 2021 at Saitama Stadium in Saitama.
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