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AUGUST 24, 2022
CFAO PUTS CHIPOLOPOLO IN THE DRIVING SEAT
As Zambia’s leading car distributor presents three vehicles to the Zambian national football team ahead of the next round of AFCON qualifying games.
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Newly rebranded Toyota distributor CFAO Motors Zambia has unveiled its sponsorship of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) with the presentation of three vehicles as a token of appreciation for the betterment of football in Zambia.
Zambia’s leading vehicle dealer and distributor handed over a Toyota Fortuner, Corolla Cross, and a Rav 4 to the Football Association of Zambia for use during the contract period.
In a speech read on his behalf by FAZ Deputy Secretary General Joseph Chipampwe, FAZ President Andrew Kamanga said: “This gesture by CFAO testifies to the firm’s all-weather support for local football. We hope other corporate entities can come on board and support football in the manner CFAO has done.”
“We have no doubt that the support CFAO Motors Zambia has given to FAZ will inspire our national team bench to work even harder.”
Mr Kamanga noted that this was not the first time the company had displayed its support for the association, adding that in 2021 Toyota Zambia had provided a top-of-the-range Toyota Prado to the men’s national team at a time when COVID-19 had wreaked havoc on many institutions reducing their budgets for other activities.
“CFAO Zambia is one of the partners that came on board in the heat of a lean economic spell in the game instigated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
“This partnership has gone some miles in easing the transport problems of the head coach of the senior men’s national team.”
And speaking at the same event, CFAO Zambia Chief Operating Officer Nenad Predrevac said that firm’s decision to support FAZ was due in part to the company’s desire to play a role in helping the national team realise its goal of qualifying to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
“We wanted to support the national team when FAZ has a huge task to lead the team to qualify to the AFCON,” he said.
“We believe it is our duty to help the team travel more easily to the venue of the tournament by donating these vehicles. CFAO presents three cars in recognition of the place Chipolopolo holds in the heart of the nation. The vehicles are also in support of the association’s continued drive towards putting Zambia at the top of African football once again.”
By sponsoring football, CFAO was also supporting young people and their development, encouraging them to spend time on sport fields instead of being exposed to vices.
Mr Predrevac added that the company’s focus since the rebrand to CFAO Motors was to bring affordable products to the Zambian market and cement its status as Zambia’s number one car distributor.
About CFAO Motors (Zambia) Ltd
CFAO Motors (Zambia) Ltd, is the official distributor and dealer for Zambia’s leading automotive brands, including Toyota, Hino, and Automark pre-owned vehicles.
Through its branches in Lusaka, Kitwe, Livingstone and Solwezi, and authorised service centres in Kabwe, Chipata, Mkushi and Kasama, the group also provides genuine parts and quality aftersales service across Zambia.
Toyota Zambia has been a trusted household name in the vehicle market since its establishment in 1963 as a member of the Lonrho group of companies.
About CFAO Group
The CFAO Group, Corporation For Africa & Overseas, contributes to growth and industrialisation in Africa while catering to the continent’s emerging middle class.
With a revenue of over €5.8 billion, access to 46 of the 54 countries on the continent, and nearly 21,000 employees, CFAO is a key player in mobility, healthcare, consumer goods, infrastructure, and energy.
The Group partners with leading international brands and covers the entire value chain – imports, production, distribution – in line with the highest quality standards, drawing on 170 years of hands-on knowledge and local expertise.
CFAO pursues a twofold strategy, focusing on manufacturing to promote local production, and distribution through its distribution network, Africa’s largest, to offer tailored, affordable products and services to people across the continent.
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