ABSA Cup 2024 Roadmap: Race to K800,000 Prize Revealed

ABSA Cup 2024 Roadmap: Race to K800,000 Prize Revealed

The roadmap for the 2024 ABSA Cup has been set following the draws held at ABSA headquarters in Lusaka on Wednesday morning. This year’s edition will feature an expanded format, kicking off this weekend.

Provincial teams will start in the Preliminary stage, with five winners advancing to join 7 MTN Super League teams and four National Division One sides in the round of 16. Two games are scheduled for Saturday at Nkana Stadium, with Mwaimwena Strikers facing Ndola United, and Malalo Police taking on Muchinga Blue Eagles.

In Lusaka, Sunset Stadium will host a triple-header as Mines United of Central Province meet Southern Province leaders Riverplate in the early kickoff. Chirundu United will then battle Katete Rangers, followed by Barotse Crocs facing Young Kansanshi Dynamos.

ABSA Bank Zambia also unveiled a new trophy that the winners of the expanded format will lift on May 7th. They have confirmed a total sponsorship package of K5.5 million, a 37.5% increase from last year’s K4 million. The winners of the 2024 ABSA Cup will receive K800,000, while the runners-up will get K350,000. The player of the tournament, the top goalscorer, and the best goalkeeper will each receive K25,000, sponsored by ABSA Life. The player of the match will receive K5,000 in the preliminary stage and K15,000 from the quarterfinal stage. ABSA also revealed that travel subsidies for participating teams will range from K15,000 to K30,000.

ABSA Cup 2024 Draws in Full

Saturday, March 23, 2024

First Round – Provincial Matches

13:00 Mwaimwena Strikers Vs Ndola United | Nkana Stadium

15:00 Malalo Police Vs Muchinga Blue Eagles | Nkana Stadium

Sunday, March 24, 2024

10:00 Mines United Vs River Plate | Sunset Stadium

13:00 Chirundu United Vs Katete Rangers | Sunset Stadium

15:00 Barotse Crocs Vs Young Kansanshi | Sunset Stadium

Round of 16 (Easter Weekend)

ZESCO United Vs Barotse Crocs/Young Kansanshi

Nchanga Rangers Vs Mines United/River Plate

Red Arrows Vs Malalo Police/Muchinga Blue Eagles

Green Eagles Vs Atletico Lusaka

Kabwe Warriors Vs Lumwana Radiants

Nkwazi Vs Indeni

FC MUZA Vs Katete Rangers/Chirundu United

Power Dynamos Vs Mwaimwena Strikers/Ndola United


Quarter-Finals April 13/14 Copperbelt

Semi-Finals April 27/28 Lusaka

Finals May 7 Copperbelt

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