NEW Monze Swallows have continued requesting for a sponsorship deal from corporate entities. On Saturday, the team, who are new entrants into the Super League, announced the engagement of Chris Kaunda as new head coach, taking over from Erick Njovu who has been relegated to be play an assistant role.
In an interview from Monze, club general secretary Nicholas Moomba emphasised that New Monze Swallows was competing against time to find a stable sponsor for the team.
“Like I told you last time, we have finally appointed a coach Chris Kaunda. We have given him a one year long performance-based contract. The Monze District Council has officially told us that they will be there with us with their minimal resources. Seedco has continued to show interest of coming on board to sponsor the team but let me just request them to quickly do so because time is running out. We continue to patiently wait to hear from Seedco on what they are going to do for New Monze Swallows. So, we are requesting for support and as you’ve heard, we have engaged a coach and he will need to be paid,” Moomba said.
“At the moment, we don’t have jerseys and we are depending on what we were using last season. But Honourable Jack Mwiimbu helped us with a K5, 000 when we had our victory and he has told me that by Wednesday this week, he will be donating a kit to the team, obviously that will be boots, jerseys and balls. He has said New Monze Swallows is his team and that he will not let us down. We really appreciate what the MP is doing to the team and he was even appealing to other well-wishers to come and render any support to the team.”
He disclosed that the team was training from Zambia College of Agriculture ground in Monze.
“We were actually supposed to travel to Maamba to go and play a friendly game with Zamcoal Diggers but their stadium, Kazinze, is waterlogged. But on Tuesday, trainings will be done at Lwengu International School ground,” noted Moomba.
“At 14:00 hours on Tuesday (tomorrow) the team is paying a courtesy call to chief Moonze where the name Monze is derived from. The coach and players will be there because we are also seeking moral support from him.”