FAZ creates own kit brand for national teams

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The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has revealed that it has established its own sports brand to dress all national football teams called ‘KoPa’.

The development was revealed in a media statement released on Thursday by FAZ Communications Manager Desmond Katongo.

This comes after the national soccer governing body announced in September last year that it was terminating its agreement with Singaporean kit supplier, Mafro.

“Following the Executive Committee meeting of October 2017, the decision to create an independent sports brand, wholly owned by FAZ, was made in line with the objective of increased revenue generation and full control of the value chain,” stated Katongo.

Katongo said this is the first step by the Association to grow its commercial arm and to create additional, profitable revenue streams.

“The brand, named KoPa, represents the best of Zambian football and the new Zambia kit is a true reflection of all the positive attributes in the Zambian game.”

He disclosed that the new kit will be unveiled at the CHAN tournament in Morocco and the distribution of replica jerseys will begin shortly after.

“The KoPa brand will be manufactured to international standard and will be available to FAZ members, other sporting associations and institutions and the general public at affordable prices to meet the needs of the market.

“The growth opportunities for the brand stretch beyond Zambia’s borders and an international variant of the brand will be available to clients in overseas markets.

“FAZ would like to also take this opportunity to caution members of the general public to desist from purchasing counterfeit jerseys that are currently flooding the market.

Katongo said FAZ will inform members of the general public when the new national team jersey is on the market.

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