Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Mutapa extends stay at Forest as a branding disaster steals spotlight

Super league side Forest Rangers on thursday announced that head coach Perry Mutapa and his Assitant Masauso Tembo had renewed their contracts with the Ndola based clubs. The new contracts will see the two stay with the club till 2019.

Despite this being big news amid rumours of Mutapa moving away it was however a poor branding choice of one official that stole the spotlight. One of the officials in the photos posted on the club’s official Facebook page during the signing of the contract decided to put on an European team’s replica.

Whether it was a honest mistake or maybe ignorance on the bad picture such an act paints on the club remains unclear. The executive of the club has praised the two coaches on their dedication to the club.

“Forest Rangers Football Club Head Coach Perry Mutapa and his Assistant Coach Masauso Tembo have renewed their contracts till 2019. The Club executive wishes to thank the the duo for their dedication and professionalism to their task.”

In 2016 Mufulira Blackpool coach rocked up to an official match wearing a Blue Bulls (SA rugby team) jersey an act that sparked a big debate on whether teams know and care about branding.

Mutapa and his technical bench will be looking to improve on eleventh place finish they managed this season come 2018.


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  1. Wish you well, mutapa and masauso tembo.mutapa once my most loved midfielder who had accurate passes and masauso one who emerged from the scene as a good dlibling,striker.Bothh of you, I wish you well

  2. ZAMFOOT, please any news on transfers.Kindly update us from kit we on the progress on rehabilitation of the KPF,the home of kit we United FC,If possible, update us on the state of affairs on the stadium for city of lusaka.has kasiri,continued demolished the stadium or has he halted?.lastly the preparation for Chan and CAF for the clubs.

  3. Hahahahaha!OK we are behind in selling our product, kikikiki wemusebanya web! That official should be disciplined and fined , ninshi Ba forest didn’t follow the war between MTN and Vodafone over the billboards displayed Vodafone brand which some point home matches where played away from their ground (city of Lusaka)

  4. Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga has differed with the national team technical bench over the quarter-final target. But to a surprise he has himself settled for the semifinals finish instead of the title for month’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco. Kamanga said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that FAZ has set a semi-final target at the Morocco finals. Early this week, national team assistant coach Aggrey Chiyengi revealed that the team had settled for the quarterfinals target which attracted criticism from the fans. The fans called for the team to come back home with the cup.

    But the president has set a semifinals target. Meanwhile, team captain Ziyo Tembo has promised the nation that the team will fight to conquer and return back home with the cup.

    Source Tumfweko

  5. Ba Forest can you also do utama hectares twa imilemu in each province mu 2018, and then ka academy near those new forests. Double up…and call this is called patriotism. Congrats ba Mutapa for keeping that team in the ZPL.

    • That will also contribute to reduction of carbon emissions which affect the ozone layer and cause global warming. It leads to floods and unpredictable weather patterns. It could ultimately lead to destruction of the earth.

  6. This indeed was a branding “Kamikaze” by the official. He needs to be brought to order so he can know the importance of his team jersey.

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