Zambia coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has every reason to smile as he has a new ride.
Toyota Zambia Limited Tuesday handed over a brand new Toyota Landcruiser Prado, worth $100,000, to the Chipolopolo coach.
Toyata presented the car to Micho through Football Association of Zambia as part of their partnership.
Eventually, FAZ president Andrew Kamanga and Toyota Zambia Chief Operating Officer Nenad Predrevac signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
In a statement posted on FAZ website, Predrevac is quoted saying the signing of the MoU signaled the start of good things to come.
“Football is the most popular sport in Zambia, so for us it is important to be with FAZ that are doing their best for Zambia and that was our main goal to support further development of football in the country,” Predrevac is quoted saying.
“We understood the need from the Football Association (of Zambia) that the national coach and the technical bench need to travel all over Zambia to find good players that you can put in the national structure to bring them to be the best players in Africa.”
Kamanga told FAZ website that the association was proud to have signed the MoU.
“The approach by my executive has always been to keep the doors open to corporate sponsors and not lean on closed partnerships. This has been more than exemplified in this partnership where Toyota Zambia has offered to ease the transport challenges that the technical bench has to grapple with,” he is quoted saying.
“We have no doubt that if our coach is well taken care of, he will be highly motivated to deliver to the expectations of the nation.”
Kamanga appealed to other corporates to come on board and ensure that they utilized the many opportunities that football and FAZ have to offer.