HANDBALL Association of Zambia has partnered with Le Dolphin Grand Paradiso Hotel to sponsor the men’s and women’s teams.

In an interview today, HAZ general secretary Josab Changa said the association had partnered with the hotel to lessen financial burdens.

“We are happy to inform you that as HAZ we have partnered with Le Dolphin Grand Paradiso Hotel who will from now on be in charge of handling the nutritional and accommodational needs of our national teams. The hotel will also be the official Kit sponsor for the various national teams,” Changa said.

Changa thanked the hotel for coming on board adding that the step taken was a major boost to improving the standards of Handball in the country.

“The step taken by the hotel is commendable. As an association, we have learnt that nutrition is a key part of good performance in sports thus we are assured of better performances from the national teams,” he said.

He called on the corporate world to come on board to sponsor Handball and other sporting activities.

“It’s an alert to the corporate world. Sports cannot develop without sponsors. Hence, they should emulate steps taken by the hotel to also sponsor other sporting disciplines which are facing logistical challenges in their operations,” said Changa.