After close to four years without a competitive football league, Lunzu Township finally has one courtesy of Gerald Tasaukadala.
Tasaukadala launched a K500 000 (about $2 000) Positive Mind Youth Organisation Football Trophy on Sunday for Lunzu and the surrounding areas.
Speaking at the launch of the trophy, FAM technical director Jack Chamangwana said football leagues in busy townships such as Lunzu are vital in the development of football in the country as they help to produce big-name players.
“It was unfortunate that there was no proper league for the past few years. FAM would like to thank Tasaukadala for pumping in the money in the league as it will help to expose young talent to competitive football,” said Chamangwana.
He cited Blackpool FC, who played in the Lunzu league in 2006 and went to on to join the Southern Region Football League and then the Super League, as an example of great football potential Lunzu has.
Tasaukadala, who resides in Oman in the Middle East, said he decided to launch the competition to give back to the community of Lunzu.
During the launch hour game, Matindi Gunners beat Lunzu Veteran 1-0 courtesy of Bayison Lupiya penalty goal. He received K5 000 (about $20) from the sponsors.