Flames and Bloemfontein Celtic defender Limbikani â€˜Pupaâ€™ Mzava has pledged bonuses to his childhood team BCA Stars if they win their first game in the K2 million (about $8 000) Sammyâ€™s Super Cup on Saturday.
BCA play Manje at Naisi ground and Mzava, who in January donated two sets of uniforms to the team he played for as an amateur, will watch the match.
He said in an interview on Thursday that he will give the team undisclosed amount of money to motivate them to win the first game.
“First games of every competition are very important. I want to motivate them to win. I watched them train on Tuesday and they are looking good,” he said
The Sammyâ€™s Super Cup starts Saturday after it was launched last week.
Flames coach Kinnah Phiri, who was the guest of honour at the launch, said such competitions are critical in the development of football.
“This competition has come to the right areaâ€”Bangwe and Chugumulaâ€”where there is a lot of talent. This is the area that has produced the likes of Mzava, Tony Chitsulo, Kondwani and Jelesi Lufeyo and many more.
“So, I want more players to stand out at the end of this tournament and we need to commend Sammeer Suleman for sponsoring the tournament,” said Kinnah
Suleman said he wants 20 players to come from the tournament and join Super League teams.