Written by on August 17, 2019

Mukwima Chilala writes

BETWAY Zambia a sports betting company has donated K25, 000 worth of equipment to the Female Coach Development Programme based in Lusaka’s Ibex Hill area.

The programme aimed to up-skill women involved in peer education and mentoring through football around Zambia.

The initiative is run under the oversight of Grassroots Soccer Zambia.

In line with the FA Community Shields commitment of contributing proceeds of the match to charity, Betway pledged to donate K2 of every bet placed on the fixture to a worthy recipient.

The Community Shield was contested on August 4, 9 with rivals Liverpool taking on Manchester City.

A total of K25, 000 was raised during the game, which will be used to purchase equipment for the Female Coach Development Program.

Betway Country manager Panji Kakube told the Sun sport that because Zambia had die- hard fans   of the English Premier League, he was confident that the season opener would be well watched and they took the opportunity to raise funds for a charity organization.

‘’We are very excited about this donation as it targets women who are going to make a real difference in the community. At Betway Zambia we are doing our part by supporting female empowerment programs and the Coach Development Program is the perfect vehicle for that,’’ Kakube said.

Kakube thanked the punters who placed bets on the match, as their love for football and responsible betting had made the donation possible.

And Grassroots Soccer Zambia managing director Boyd Mkandawire thanked Betway for the donation.

“The donation is a welcome gesture coming from a corporate entity,” said Mkandawire.

He said it was a clear indication that Betway Zambia recognized and appreciated the work that the Skills Girl Coach Development Programme was doing in Zambia to enhance the health outcome of young people through female volunteers aged between 18 and 25 years old. 

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