THE Kabwe Municipal Council has donated football kit worth K36,500 to Kabwe Rangers and mayor Richard Bango has prided the division two league leaders to reciprocate by winning promotion to the division one league.
During the donation, which included four goal keeping gloves, 20 shin guards, jerseys, boots, stockings and footballs at the civic centre and witnessed by PF Bwacha MP and Higher Education deputy minister Sydney Mushanga, Bango said Kabwe Rangers was one of the oldest teams which used to bring delight to the locals.
He said the team must show its appreciation by reclaiming the lost glory.
“Management has taken keen interest in this team hence the gesture to get you this equipment at a colossal amount. Being one of the oldest teams and currently leading division two North log, I expect you to ensure you win promotion to division one at the end of this season,” said Bango who is also the team patron.
And receiving the equipment on behalf of other players, team captain Musonda Simakungwe thanked management for the gesture and promised that the team would go and play division one football next year and eventually proceed to premier division.
And Town Clerk Ronald Daka counselled the team to be strategic and claim victory game by game. He reassured the gathering of management’s total commitment.
Meanwhile, Mushanga also echoed the town clerk’s sentiments and said the commitment to support the team was by perpetual succession and wouldn’t suffer whether the team that committed themselves were reelected or not.
He said part of the 2015 Constituency Development Funds (CDF) from his constituency would be channelled to the renovation of Wynter Muleya stadium as they awaited the total refurbishment from the Japanese embassy.