PUMA Energy Corporation has given the Nkana Golf club US$20 000 for on-going rehabilitation of the club.
And the Nkana Golf Club has submitted the bid to host next year’s Zambia Open.
Speaking during the Puma golf day at Nkana golf club at the weekend when he announced the donation, Puma Energy board chairman Jacob Sikazwe said it was important for the corporate world to respond to the call by Mopani Copper Mines, the principal sponsor of the club to revamp it to it’s former state.
Sikazwe hoped that the donation would go a long way in adding to what Mopani was already doing in revamping the facility.
“This Club is a good club but it requires a facelift, the corporate world must get involved and in order to do this, we have made a small donation, I don’t have a cheque with me here but I can tell you that we are contributing US$20 00, Kwacha equivalent,” he said.
And Mopani Copper Mines board chairman said the company was behind the club’s bid to host the Open next year.
“Thank you for responding to our request to help us, as you can see we are putting in substantial amounts to revamp the club and works have already started,” Mutati said.
Meanwhile, Zambia Golf Union president Charles Mwanza said the union survived on the support of the corporate world and thanked Puma for aiding Mopani in the revival of one of the biggest club in the country.
He said the sport had continued to grow at the grassroots and that the union had brought in two coaches from South Africa for the purposes of talent identification.