ZAVA raises K114, 000 for World Cup

Zambia Volleyball
Zambia Volleyball

THE Zambia Volleyball Association (ZAVA) has managed to raise K114, 000 ahead of the national team’s departure to Kenya for the Poland 2014 World Cup final round qualifiers.
And the National Sports Council of Zambia (NSCZ) has given ZAVA conditions before releasing the 40 percent obligatory funding to the team’s budget.
ZAVA general secretary Charles Haambote said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that the association has reduced the budget from the original K202, 000 to K178, 000 as required by NSCZ.
Haambote said ZAVA has slashed off the camping component from the budget and that the players will continue coming from their respective homes.
“NSCZ gave us a letter where they outlined their conditions. They told us to reduce the budget, show that we have raised 60 percent of the budget and also explain how we used the K20, 000 they gave us when we hosted the Zone Six women qualifiers,” he said.
Haambote said ZAVA has met all the three conditions by reducing the budget to K178, 000, raising 66.9 percent of the total budget, and also outlined how the association spent the K20, 000 in question.
He said the 66.9 percent, which translates to K119, 000, has been raised through various channels that include a US$5, 000 (about K27, 000) grant from the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) and another US $5, 000 from the National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ).
Haambote explained that CAVB will also pay for accommodation and meals for the team while in Kenya covering the lodging budget of K134, 000.
He said what is only remaining are the air tickets to Nairobi for the 15-member contingent.
Haambote appealed to the business community and Government through NSCZ to help them source tickets.
The amount required to get tickets is K74, 000.
Meanwhile, coach Peter Kombaniya will this weekend name the final 12-member squad.
The team currently has 17 players.