Mopani Copper Mines has announced a four-year deal to sponsor the Zambia Open Golf Tournaments.

The deal for an unspecified sum will see Mopani extended his relationship with the Zambia Open until 2021.

Mopani has been the headline sponsor of three editions of the Zambia Open Golf Championships starting in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

“As Mopani and Red Path, we would like to appreciate the confidence the ZGU have in us by allowing us to take up the sponsorship for four years. To this end, we pledge to work towards making the tournament a resounding success once again,” acting Mopani Chief Executive Officer Chris Vermeulen said.

Meanwhile, Zambia Golf Union President Jason Kazilimani said Mopani’s long-term relationship with golf was testament that they were all-weather friends to the sport.

“We are very happy as a Union because it’s very difficult to find sponsors in these economic times,” Kazilimani said.

Kazilimani also made a plea for other sponsors to come on board and help develop junior golfing in Zambia.