KoPa Ball Boosts Zambia’s Football Leagues
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has made a significant move in enhancing the quality and professionalism of the Zambian Premier League by introducing the FIFA-certified KoPa ball as its official match ball.
This decision marks a pivotal moment for Zambian football as it not only underscores the commitment to adhering to international standards but also highlights the potential for raising the level of play in the country.
The KoPa ball, originally introduced as a pilot for training purposes in Super League clubs, has already earned its stripes by being featured in the final of the 2023 Absa Cup, where its superior performance and quality were readily apparent.
As a result of this development, the KoPa ball is now set to take center stage in various prominent Zambian football leagues.
It will become a staple in the MTN Super League, where the country’s top clubs battle it out for supremacy. Additionally, the ball will be the official match ball in the FAZ National Division One League, which serves as a stepping stone for emerging talents to ascend to the top-tier league. The impact of this transition is not limited to the men’s game; the KoPa ball will also be featured in the FAZ Women’s Super League, further emphasizing inclusivity and gender equality in Zambian football.
This momentous change not only ensures a consistent standard of play but also paves the way for Zambian football to align with international norms, drawing attention to the nation’s passion for the beautiful game.