THE K55 Million PawaPot Jackpot is new to betPawa, meaning customers can win BIGGER THAN EVER at Euro 2020.
The PawaPot is Zambia’s BIGGEST EVER Jackpot and, even more remarkably, tickets cost just K11.
But it gets better: you can get a FREE PawaPot Jackpot ticket by placing any bet by Tuesday 8th June.
If you take advantage of this offer, your free ticket will be credited on Wednesday 9th June. Just make sure you use it before Euro 2020 starts and the Jackpot closes on Friday 11th June.
How do you play the PawaPot? betPawa have picked out 17 Euro 2020 group stage matches. Predict the results and if you get them all right, you could win K55 Million.
It doesn’t stop there. You will win a cash prize even if up to two of your PawaPot Jackpot predictions are wrong.
The 17 Euro 2020 matches in betPawa’s K55 Million PawaPot Jackpot
These are the 17 matches standing between you and the historic K55 Million prize betPawa are offering. We’ve added some insights about each game to help you make your picks:
Turkey v Italy
After missing the last World Cup, Italy have waited five years for tournament football. They started their last two impressively, beating Belgium 2-0 at Euro 2016 and England 2-1 at World Cup 2014.
Wales v Switzerland
Against opponents ranging from France and Brazil to Romania and Costa Rica, Switzerland drew four of their last six tournament group games. Is that the smart K55 Million PawaPot pick when they face Wales?
Austria v North Macedonia
North Macedonia are one of two debutants at Euro 2020. There were five at Euro 2016. Two played one another in their opening match. The other three started with two defeats and a draw.
Poland v Slovakia
Poland’s star man is striker Robert Lewandowski, but their best work is often at the back. They kept clean sheets in four of their last six competition group ties, and conceded five goals in 10 qualifiers.
France v Germany
France are looking to do what they did in 2000 and stopped Germany from doing in 2016: following World Cup success with Euro glory. However, Germany won their last three Euro openers without conceding.
Turkey v Wales
Turkey boss Senol Gunes first sampled international management in 2000, later reaching the World Cup 2002 semi-finals. Rob Page has only led Wales since November. Could that experience gap be a difference maker?
Denmark v Belgium
Belgium appear to be mastering the mentality of treating every game as a cup final. They were one of three teams to win all their World Cup 2018 group ties and one of two to win all their Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Ukraine v North Macedonia
Ukraine enter Euro 2020 on a rotten run of five straight European Championship defeats without scoring. If it continues in their opener against the Netherlands, North Macedonia will sense an opportunity.
Croatia v Czech Republic
These sides drew 2-2 in the second set of fixtures at Euro 2016. Those were the only group stage points Croatia dropped across that competition and World Cup 2018, beating Spain and Argentina.
Sweden v Slovakia
Sweden have been to every European Championship this century but only escaped their group once (2004). By contrast, Slovakia have qualified for two international competitions in total, yet reached the knockout phase both times.
Portugal v Germany
These nations only meet on the biggest stage, with this their sixth tournament clash this century. Portugal won the first in 2000, but Germany haven’t stumbled since, winning in 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2014.
Switzerland v Turkey
If you’re playing Turkey, you better hope it’s not the final group game of a tournament. They’ve won all four such encounters this century. That’s a staggering improvement on their one win, two draws and five losses across the first and second matches.
Ukraine v Austria
Despite Ukraine’s aforementioned record of five consecutive European Championship defeats without scoring, they have won three tournament matches this century. Austria’s last was in 1990, and they lost five of their last seven.
Russia v Denmark
Will Russia’s recent habit of finishing horribly guide your PawaPot Jackpot pick for this clash of former champions? In 2012, they surrendered a quarter-final place by losing to Greece. In 2016, Wales beat them 3-0.
Croatia v Scotland
We told you Croatia are group stage kings, taking 16 points from a possible 18 across 2016 and 2018. But could Scotland surprise betPawa customers? They’ve faced Croatia five times this century without losing.
Sweden v Poland
The question for K55 Million PawaPot players to consider is the relevance of Sweden’s five-match winning streak over Poland. The last of those five successive Swedish victories was achieved in 2004.
Portugal v France
Your final PawaPot match is a repeat of the Euro 2016 final. Recent history suggests it will be tight. The pair met four times in the last six years, with just two goals in total scored in normal time.
FAZ to conduct COVID-19 vaccination at Heroes stadium in Lusaka
THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) in conjunction with the Ministry of Health will conduct a COVID-19 vaccination exercise at National Heroes Stadium on the sidelines of CAF Confederation match between Red Arrows and Simba Sports Club of Tanzania.
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala says the joint exercise was meant to provide access to the COVID-19 vaccine to members of the public that may not have an opportunity to receive the jab.
“We are very happy to provide a platform for members of the public to take the vaccine whilst enjoying a football match. With the fourth wave of the Covid-19 upon us, we would like to urge everyone to consider taking the jab as part of the preventative measures for the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Kashala.
“We may be veering towards a period where spectators will be required to produce proof of vaccination to be admitted at football matches,” he said.
Kashala said FAZ has been encouraging its members to embrace all preventative measures advised by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health.
“Going forward we will continue working with the Ministry of Health to conduct vaccination exercises at stadia,” he said
Red Arrows plays Simba SC at National Heroes Stadium today with kick off set at 15:00 hours.
This is according to a statement issued by FAZ communications manager Sydney Mungala.
Government and IMF reach a staff level agreement worth US$ 1.4 billion
FINANCE Minister says government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission to Zambia, have reached a Staff-Level Agreement on a programme under the IMF’s Extended Credit Facility (ECF) that envisages provision of financial support of US$1.4 billion over the next three years.
Situmbeko Msokotwane said in a statement, that this will be in addition to the US$1.3 billion SDR allocation that was received in August 2021.
Mr Musokotwane noted that the programme is subject to approval by the IMF Executive Board.
“Reaching a Staff-Level Agreement was one of the immediate objectives of the New Dawn Government and a directive by His Excellency, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia that the Ministry should finalize negotiations with the Fund, that had protracted for years, within the shortest possible time, and his is exactly what we have done,” he said.
The Finance Minister added that the IMF programme will provide much needed fiscal space to Zambia and anchor its domestic economic programme, which is based on four pillars that include, economic transformation and job creation, human and social development, environmental sustainability and good governance.
“As a result of the policies underpinning the IMF programme, we will be able to prioritize human development and meet critical Government programmes including social sector spending in health and education,” he stated.
He stated that the policy package also reflects government’s objectives such as provision of bursaries and meal allowances to vulnerable students as well as the implementation of the decentralized programmes under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
“We have engaged in many months of rigorous discussions and consultations to agree on an economic and financial policy package that will help us restore debt sustainability, build a productive and resilient economy, and sustain the livelihoods of our people, he added.
“The Staff-Level Agreement paves the way for debt restructuring talks with our creditors. Upon reaching an understanding with the creditors, including through the G20 Common Framework for Debt Treatment, the IMF Board will consider Zambia’s application for the ECF Programme. Upon Board approval, we will have access to highly concessional financing from the IMF and will also be able to start accessing financial support from other multilateral and bilateral partners. Having a programme in place will boost investor confidence and move our economy towards a sustainable economic growth trajectory,” the Minister noted.
He has since thanked the IMF team, and the Zambian team for the hard work that led to reaching a staff-level agreement.
He further announced that on Monday 6th December, 2021, he will hold a joint press briefing with the IMF Mission Chief to Zambia, Ms. Allison Holland, during which we will provide more detail on the Staff-Level agreement and will be able to answer your questions.
Victor Mundende fired by New ZESCO Board as it appoints Victor Mapani as new ZESCO MD
ZESCO Limited Board of Directors with the approval of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has appointed Engineer Victor B. Mapani as the Managing Director of ZESCO Limited with immediate effect.
According to a statement issued by Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Head of Corporate Communication Namakau Mukelabai, Mapani has extensive experience in the energy sector having worked in various power utilities and quasi government institutions in Zambia and abroad.
Ms Mukelabai said the IDC and the ZESCO Board are confident Eng. Mapani will execute his role diligently and undertake key reforms that will make ZESCO a profitable enterprise.
Meanwhile, the Board of Directors of ZESCO has terminated the contract of ZESCO Limited Managing Director, Mr Victor Mundende with immediate effect.
The Board of Directors has since thanked Mr Mundende for his services and wished him well in his future endeavors.