Mobile Telecoms Operator MTN Zambia and the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) have signed two exclusive sponsorship deals worth one point six million US dollars.
In the first part of the deal MTN Zambia will take over title sponsorship of the Zambian Super league at a cost of eight hundred and twenty seven thousand US dollars for a period of three years.
MTN Zambia will also take full sponsorship of the senior national team for a period of four years at a cost of eight hundred and twenty five thousand United States dollars.
Chief Executive Officer Farhad Khan made the disclosure at a press briefing in Lusaka Thursday.
Football Association of Zambia president Kalusha Bwalya has welcomed the development saying it opens a window of opportunity for Zambian football.
Kalusha has commended MTN Zambia for investing and promoting the game in a bid to nurture football at grassroot level.
He says the partnership between MTN Zambia and the football association of Zambia will transform the image of the game.
He was speaking after the signing of the partnership deal.