SOUTH Luangwa Management Unit run SLAMU United Football Club has been handed over to Kum’mawa Stars after the club lost sponsorship during the transformation of ZAWA to the Department of National Parks and Wildlife.
Both SLAMU United FC chairperson Lucky Mwenya and Kum’mawa Stars proprietor Timothy Nyirenda confirmed the development in separate interviews.
Mwenya said SLAMU had already written to FAZ over the matter.
“…So in the interest to promote football in our province, SLAMU FC committee decided to hand over the management and sponsorship of the team to Kum’mawa Stars. We have not sold the team but we have just handed over the responsibility to Kum’mawa,” said Mwenya.
And Nyirenda said the team would now be playing from Chiparamba area where he intended to put up a stadium.
“I am going to FAZ to formalise and ask for more time because I have to recruit players. Most of their players are gone so I have to look for new players, even those that are there, we will first try them. I may start late in the season so some of my games will have to be deferred,” said Nyirenda.
SLAMU played in Division One south league last season but were relegated to Division Two.