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Government finally accepts and embraces Chipolopolo coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic

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CHIPOLOPOLO coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has finally put pen-to-paper on his two year contract that was witnessed by Sports Minister Emmanuel Mulenga.

A beaming Mulenga welcomed Micho to Government Complex, six months after the Serbian arrived in Lusaka.

During a signing ceremony attended by FAZ president Andrew Kamanga, his deputy Rix Mweemba and Deputy General Secretary Joseph Chimpampwe and National Sports Council acting Secretary General Raphael Mulenga, Micho expressed delight at finally signing the contract.

“Firstly, I would like to welcome Mr Micho to my Ministry, sir you are most welcome and as government, we will give you the support you need and we will make your work easy,” Mulenga said.

“We will also make sure that we work hand in hand with FAZ in attending to the challenges you are going to face in this country. His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia (Edgar Lungu) who is patron of FAZ welcomes you to this nation and believes that you can deliver and can meet the expectation of the people of Zambia in making sure that the glory which we hard in this nation is retained.”

The Minister underscored the government’s expectations of the Serb with his technical bench.
“It is our hope that you will use the privilege of the resumption of football under the new normal of living with the (coronavirus) pandemic to monitor the capabilities of players in the local league and professional players from around the world to assemble strong teams which will deliver to the expectations of this nation at CHAN and qualify to the AFCON as well as the World Cup,” he said.

Micho re-emphasized his seven step technical master plan that has put qualification to the Qatar 2022 at the apex of his targets.

He said that with an already well-grounded youth structure that had seen Zambia dominate the region at u17, u20 and local players he would build a strong and competitive Chipolopolo.

“We will be having a set of friendly matches in front of us and we want to go step by step to inject the confidence inside our players to make them aware that every single step they do for the nation and the sacrifice they give in every match will be a step to build the confidence to the CHAN in Cameroon, the Africa Cup of Nations and on the wings of confidence to reach the World Cup,” said the man affectionately dubbed the Serbian Wolf.

“If we succeed, it will be all of us. If we fail it will be myself but with the way things have been done before and the way we are doing things in the same spirit to retain Zambian football where it belongs; from the government, FAZ, technical people all over the country and players that are also happy of success, because they want to repeat the success that has been achieved and outmatch it by going to the World Cup for the first time is something that will drive us to the right direction.”
Micho arrived in Zambia on February 3, 2020 and has been without a contract for five months.

FAZ has been paying their USD15, 000 of his USD25, 000 contract as they waited government to commit to paying him.

His technical bench comprises his first assistant Dushan Stojanovic, goalkeeper trainer Miroslav Stojnic and local assistant Oswald Mutapa.

Micho takes over from Belgian Sven Vandenbroeck whose contract was not renewed in March after Zambia failed to qualify to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

(Source: FAZ Media)

 

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MultiChoice Launches the Mwatipanga Campaign;

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IN celebrating their 25th anniversary, MultiChoice Zambia has launched the #Mwatipanga Campaign.

The campaign is aimed at celebrating 25 years of Enriching Zambian Lives by recognizing the MultiChoice family; including customers, agents, installers, employees and everyone that is part of the MultiChoice Zambia family. During the campaign, which is scheduled to run from August to December 2020, customers can look forward to being part of exciting activities including free subscription, surprise giveaways and so much more. To learn more, visit the DStv and GOtv Facebook pages. 

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Beirut explosion kills New Horizons Printing Director 

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THE massive explosion that ripped through a port in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday has killed a Director of Zambia’s New Horizons Printing Press(NHPP)based in Lusaka.

A source close to the family has confirmed that his brother, Nehme was killed in the explosion as he lived near the area where it occurred.

A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 70 people and injured more than 2,700 others.

Shawky and Nehme are Directors of NHPP and
Shawky represents Zambia as Honorary Consul General in Beirut.

NHPP was founded in February 2000. It employs over 300 people.

The business started commercial printing such as catalogues, magazines, brochures and books and since then we have been re-investing into this industry in various diversified sectors.

NHPP also introduced state-of-the-art machineries to print paper bags packaging for application like sugar, flour and mealie meal as well as other industries.

Videos showing smoke billowing from a fire, then a mushroom cloud following the blast at the city’s port have emerged.

Officials are blaming highly explosive materials stored in a warehouse for six years as the cause of the massive explosion.

 

 

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72 per cent of Zambian businesses are unable to raise funds due to COVID-19, FSD Zambia

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HIGHLIGHT results of a survey on the financial impact of COVID-19 on Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) conducted by FSD Zambia in collaboration with BFA Global show that Zambian businesses critically need working capital, with 72 per cent of businesses unable to raise funds.

This is according to a statement released by FSD Zambia Head of Communications, Eneyah Phiri.

Phiri states that the research, which was aimed at understanding the economic situation from the perspective of MSEs, shows that about 40 per cent of MSEs are seeing a significant decrease in revenues.

“The survey was also designed to assess MSE digital readiness as a method to limit the impact of COVID-19. Despite these odds, most MSEs foresee continuing operations. They are confident that their business revenue is enough for the same level of production and are optimistic about recovery” Phiri said.

As recent studies have shown, the lowest income segments are particularly vulnerable to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic slowdown. The survey by FSD Zambia and BFA Global was conducted to better understand the effects of the crisis on MSEs in the country.

Meanwhile, FSD Zambia Chief Executive Officer, Betty Wilkinson, said, “The key issue of gaps in working capital is important. So is the optimism and commitment of small firms to stay alive through the challenging COVID-19 period. FSD Zambia will be looking for options to help financial institutions grow working capital loans and expand our own Working Capital Access project to help these enterprises survive and thrive.”

The results of the survey will help FSD Zambia, Government and other financial market players to fill the gap in digital technology, to facilitate commerce not only in the time of COVID-19 but in the near future. As MSEs are encouraged to adopt the use of digital platforms, partnerships among key stakeholders of the sector should aim to improve internet connectivity issues, technological infrastructure and lower prices of digital financial services.

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