=”f”>Times of Zambia by andrew Miti on 5/27/13
By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA –
ZESCO managing director Cyprian Chitundu has urged Zesco United to become the greatest football team ever seen in Zambia as he handed over a 54-seater Higer Bus worth KR1 million to support the crusade.
Chitundu said yesterday that his wish was to see Zesco become a football powerhouse that would be as dominant as English record league champions Manchester United.
“We want Zesco United to be so dominant and become the Manchester United of Zambia. What Manchester United has achieved is because of hard work put in by a lot of people including the manager. We can do that and create our own great team,” he said.
Chitundu said Zesco also wished to see that the dominance extends beyond the borders and goes across Africa.
He challenged the executive and the players to develop a winning attitude.
Zesco is lying second on the MTN-FAZ Super Division log with 21 points, two behind leaders Nkana.
Chitundu said he was a proud managing director to hand over a Higer luxury bus bought at a cost of KR995,962.60 and hoped it would be motivation enough to the players and coaches to achieve more.
He said there was a trend in his company that whenever Zesco wins, production goes up and to make sure production was always high, he pledged continued support to the club.
Chitundu said his management’s involvement in the club was part of the corporate social responsibility.
“The purchase of the bus should motivate the players to challenge for honours on the local scene. To the executive committee, please take good care of this bus. We do not want to hear that the team is stranded because the bus is not roadworthy,” he said.
And Zesco United chairperson Kenneth Muteto said the executive took pride in being one of the best sponsored clubs in the country.
He said the new bus would not only ease movements but would also improve safety of the team.
“By winning the league, it will make us represent Zambia in the CAF Champions League and through this competition we will market the Zesco brand on the African continent,” Muteto said.
Apart from the players who attended the handover ceremony at Zesco offices in Lusaka, club secretary Justin Mumba, and committ