By Michael Miyoba
FAZ has terminated two-year kit sponsorship the deal worth US$ 200,000 with Singaporean sportswear manufacturers MAFRO.
FAZ communications manager Desmond Katongo confirmed the development in a statement issued to Daily Nation sports in Lusaka.
Katongo said MAFRO had failed to meet their obligations in line with the contract.
“Following the agreement between the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and kit supplier MAFRO signed in2017, FAZ wishes to announce a review of the partnership.
“The contract between FAZ and MAFRO was based on the premise that either parties would meet their obligations to the other. Despite agreement for the provision of playing kit and replica jerseys, MAFRO has only partially fulfilled its obligation with regard to playing kit and similarly not been able to meet their delivery schedule for replica kits,” Katongo said.
“MAFRO is therefore in breach of contract by their failure to meet these and several other conditions set out,” he added.
These matters have been brought to their attention and they have been given several opportunities to redress the situation to no avail.
Katongo said the association has begun negotiations with other potential partners to be the official kit sponsors for the Zambia national soccer teams.
He noted that FAZ will seek legal action against MAFRO due to MAFRO’s failure to adhere to the contract signed between the two parties.
“In view of the current status, FAZ has begun discussions with other potential partners. The decision by FAZ to discontinue the partnership with MAFRO will be followed by a claim for loss of business due to MAFRO’s inability to adhere to the contract and FAZ will be seeking legal redress,” Katongo said.