ZB Cheers Kopala Derby as Fans Get Set to “Change the Game”

Football fans across the nation are eagerly anticipating the 2023 Samuel ‘Zoom’ Ndlovu – Charity Shield game, powered by Zambian Breweries Plc’s Carling Black Label. This year’s edition promises an exciting twist as fans will have the power to choose the starting 11 players for each team through online voting. Themed “Change the game,” the Carling Charity Shield game will feature Power Dynamos and Forest Rangers, winners of the Zambia Super League and ABSA Cup respectively. Not only is the match set to be a thrilling clash of titans, but it also serves a charitable purpose, with proceeds going to a selected charity.

Dubbed the “Kopala Derby,” the highly anticipated match is scheduled to take place on August 12, 2023. Football enthusiasts can expect a showcase of talent, competitive spirit, and the positive impact of sports on society.

Zambian Breweries, as the co-sponsor of the Zambia Premier League through its brand Carling Black Label, has renewed its partnership with the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) for the second consecutive year to host the Carling Charity Shield Game. The brewer’s sponsorship of over K500,000 demonstrates its ongoing commitment to the development and promotion of football in Zambia.

FAZ President Andrew Kamanga expressed gratitude for the support received from partners like Zambian Breweries, acknowledging their role in growing the game of football and contributing to its success.

Zambian Breweries Country Director Michelle Kilpin highlighted the company’s pride in supporting the event, emphasizing the passion of Zambian football fans. As a corporate citizen, Zambian Breweries aims to create a future filled with more cheers while empowering youth across the country and giving back to the community.

Thelma Kaonga, Zambian Breweries Marketing Manager, reiterated the brewer’s commitment to championing local sports, emphasizing the uplifting and rewarding nature of Carling Black Label as a champion beer. Zambian Breweries takes pride in actively supporting and contributing to the growth of local sports, leveraging the power and influence of sports in communities to make a positive impact on the country.

The Carling Charity Shield not only serves as a prestigious prelude to the upcoming football season but also gives Zambian clubs an opportunity to lift a trophy before the official kick-off. This year’s match between Power Dynamos and Forest Rangers promises to be an exhilarating face-off as the two teams battle it out for the first piece of silverware on the FAZ calendar.

Football enthusiasts and supporters are encouraged to cast their votes online and be part of this exciting event that showcases the spirit of Zambian football and uplifts the sport in the nation.

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