Lecturers, banker vie for Nkana supporters’ posts

TWO university lecturers, a banker and a civil servant are vying for positions in the Nkana FC national supporters’ executive committee.

Chalimbana University dean of students Jonas Simbeye is vying for the position of national vice-chairman while his University of Zambia counterpart Dr Wezy Sindiso is vying for the position of vice-secretary.

Seasoned banker Joseph Chola is vying for the position of vice-treasurer and says he wants to instill a sense of supporters’ fundraising for the team.

Others from the Lusaka-based Nkana Midlands Bureau include Martin Kabungo, a civil servant in the home affairs ministry who is vying for the position of national trustee with Choma-based businessman Abba Munansangu also vying to become national trustee.

In separate interviews, the trio said football transcends beyond one’s career and appealed to all classes.

“Football has evolved and supporters are becoming more and more critical in the development of the game. All these clubs that are in the top echelon of world football have got strong support bases and that’s what I am seeking, to help mobilise the support base,” Simbeye said.

His counterpart Joseph Chola said: “Football has become commercial and we need to be financially stable as a club to attract the best and I feel as supporters we have a role to play to make our club a commercially viable entity. We have all that we need to be the most commercially viable football club in Zambia and that’s why I am seeking election.”

Kitwe-based Khantafu Zulu is facing pastor Davies Kasengele for the position of national chairman in today’s election.

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