POLICE PLEDGES CRACKDOWN ON FAKE KoPa JERSEYS.
Inspector General of Police, Graphel Musamba, assured the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) that the police would crack down on organizations and individuals involved in the production, sale, and distribution of fake KoPa replica jerseys.
Mr. Musamba made this statement during a courtesy call by FAZ President Andrew Kamanga, accompanied by his General Secretary Reuben Kamanga, at Police Service Headquarters on January 9,2024.
“FAZ is the chief administrator of football in Zambia and has provided an enabling environment for football to be played in good order. Therefore, we will be on the lookout for intellectual property thieves, and we will be available for security, support, and any other issues, as our doors are open for you,” Mr. Musamba said.
The Police Chief mentioned that he was aware of the Chipolopolo’s participation in the Africa Cup of Nations and emphasized that the Zambia Police are deemed supporters of the National team.
“If we do not support our national team, who are we going to give support to?” he asked.
FAZ President Andrew Kamanga, delighted by the Inspector General of Police’s quick response, was pleased to present a full set of KoPa Replicas to Mr. Musamba. He expressed the association’s gratitude for the support rendered to FAZ and the open-door policy.
“The KoPa is purely our initiative, which we embarked on in 2018. We are grateful that you have seen us at short notice, and this is testimony of your continued good working relationship with FAZ.
We hope to continue this partnership so that crimes associated with intellectual property are addressed,” Mr. Kamanga said.