The Bank expressed delight at being part of the prestigious tournament and anticipates that its sponsorship of this international tournament would contribute to its success.
Our support towards the 2016 Zambia Open Golf Tournament demonstrates Standard Chartered Bank’s commitment to sporting activities in Zambia. This sponsorship is also testimony to the high importance we attach to the Copperbelt region as a key business hub. This year we are proud to commemorate 110 years of doing business in Zambia, since we opened our first branch in Kalomo in 1906. We have no doubt that the Zambia Open Organizing Committee (ZOOC) will put on yet another formidable show this year, and we look forward to being part of this unique event.
Andrew Okai, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank Zambia.
And ZGU President Jason Kazilimani says Standard Chartered Bank’s generous donation will ensure a successful tournament that lives up to its reputation of being one of the most prestigious events on the Sunshine Tour calendar.
Mr. Kazilimani expressed gratitude towards the bank noting that it would be impossible to host the tournament without various sponsors coming on board and urged other companies to join Standard Chartered Bank in contributing to the hosting of the event, whose main sponsor is KCM Plc.
Although we are just a couple of weeks from the tournament we are still appealing to other partners to come on board because the Nchanga Golf Club requires further financing to make this a memorable event that will not only boost the profile of golf and its development, but will make it a bigger and better event. Those companies that have pledges should come forward and honour them. I encourage Zambian companies to support this noble event.
Jason Kazilimani, President, Zambia Golf Union
He also thanked Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) for once again accepting to be the major sponsor of this year’s Zambia Open Golf Championship, a major fixture on the Sunshine Tour annual calendar. Mr Kazilimani said that the event would enhance the development of golf in the country.