Livingstone, August 28, 2014 , ZANIS —- A Livingstone based business man Alex Wilo says it is sad to learn that the corporate world have continued to shun football clubs in the tourist capital.
Wilo says while the mining companies on the Copperbelt province have diligently sponsored most soccer clubs in the area, it was unfortunate that the corporate world in Livingstone were showing lack of interest in sponsoring football clubs in the city.
“There has been poor support and interest from the big companies in rendering the required support to the football clubs in Livingstone,” he said.
ZANIS sports reports that the business man said this in an exclusive interview in Livingstone today.
Wilo noted that large hotels and supermarkets should realize that they stand to benefit by supporting the football clubs if they supported the local teams.
“If various football clubs came to this place to play games against the local teams, the hospitality industry will be one of the major companies to benefit,” he said.
Wilo also cited poor management of the clubs as the reason for poor performance adding that football was a sport that needed concerted efforts from all stakeholders for positive results to be achieved.
And Wilo has expressed joy on the move by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) to appoint a local coach for the national soccer team.
He said that he is optimistic that Honour Janza will deliver and be fair in selection of players to the national soccer team.