Zambians love football; it's a national passion uniting young and old and the country as a whole. So it was not surprising that when Ron Cowan from Kafunta Safaris
, along with his son and a member of staff, started a Junior Under 13 Football League for boys from the local villages it proved a popular move. With six very talented and athletic teams and many supporters the initiative serves to give a lot of kids something to do when they are not at school. Now Project Luangwa is involved too as Ron has asked for our support.
The games are fast, fun and exciting as I found out when I attended a match last Saturday. It's football at its best and I recommend that you try to attend a game during a stay in Mfuwe.
But as you would expect in a poor rural area the most of the boys play in bare feet and have no strips. If you would like to help you could bring out your son's outgrown boots and strip and provide a local boy with his first ever football kit. It won't take up too much room in your case and you can leave it at your lodge when you next come to Mfuwe.
If you would like to help further we are looking for team strips too. Perhaps your company or local football team would sponsor a whole team . . . you can even choose the colours . . . or maybe they can provide boots. You can find out more about the league on our website