By BRIAN HATYOKA –
LIVINGSTONE Adventure, a tourism entity which operates helicopter flights and boat cruises in the tourist capital, has donated football kit worth K9,000 to amateur club, Chuundu Stars in Livingstone’s Simoonga Township.
The donated items are 18 football boots, 18 jerseys, five footballs and 18 socks.
Livingstone Adventure relationship committee chairperson, Charles Sisa said the firm donated the various items as part of its social economic responsibility following a request for sponsorship from a team which is part of the Livingstone District Amateur Football Association.
Speaking in Livingstone at the African Queen, Sisa said Chuundu started from a scratch three years ago, thus his organisation wanted to promote the team and keep the players busy especially that they were coming from the rural part of Livingstone.
Sisa urged the team to safeguard the donated items jealously.
“We want the team to avoid certain bad activities such as beer drinking. Health wise, we are also promoting a health nation as sports usually assist many young men and women. We feel this group will change many people in Simoonga area and ultimately we will have a better Zambia,” he said.
Sisa said Livingstone Adventure would this year spend K255, 000 to support various orphanages and other organisations to plough back to the community.
Chuundu coach Frank Nyambe thanked Livingstone Adventure for supporting a rural amateur football team.
“This donation will help boys come out of bad activities and motivate young ones to move on in their football career.
The team has school going and those who left school. Most young people in the area usually engage in activities such as beer drinking, stealing and early marriages hence this donation will help to stop such activities,” he said.