What is Cup of Hope
The Cup of Hope was started by Sulanji Mwabala Naumann, and is a football tournament for the youth. We want to offer the Cup to every district in Zambia. By playing the Cup of Hope every year, agents and coaches have the opportunity to scout new talents through the tournament. We want to give the youth the opportunity to express their talent, and helping them to reach their dreams. We startet the project in 2014 and we are still growing.
In 2012 Sulanji was training with the U 20 national team of Zambia and I was a guest player at Power Dynamo under Beston Chambesi. I was in Spain for trails in Rayo Vallecano, I participated in a training camp in Barcelona and I was in a football college in Denmark for 3 years, which included a study tour to different locations in Brazil and the Brazilian football culture.
I believe that changing the world can happen by playing together and helping each other get better everyday.
Sulanji Mwabala Naumann, Founder of Cup of Hope
Sulanji Mwabala Naumann is 26 years old and Zambian national who grew up in Denmark, where his parents moved when he was 5 years old. He is the initiator of Cup of Hope, which started in Zambia in 2014. Back in 2012 he was part of the U 20 national team of Zambia and was a guest player at Power Dynamo under Beston Chambesi. He was also in Spain for trails at Rayo Vallecano, He participated in a training camp in Barcelona and was in a football college in Denmark for 3 years, which included a study tour to different locations in Brazil and the Brazilian football culture.
We want to find and expose talent players.
We want to build a football academy.
We want to inspire and create a better future for the youth.
We want to become a talent station across Africa.
We have Cup of Hope in 7 different cities in Zambia.
Lusaka, Kabwe, Chililabombwe, Ndola, Mufulira, Chisamba, Livingstone.
We are currently in 4 different provinces, but we are expanding every year, so we can be across Zambia.