Isaac Manda Club General Secretary

Isaac Manda Club General Secretary

Isaac Manda Biography

Mr. Isaac Manda

Is a Seasoned Banker with work experience spanning 28 years in Zanaco Bank Plc currently working as Specialist in Credit Administration, Documentation and Monitoring under Corporate Credit Risk Department.

He is the current General Secretary of Zanaco Football Club mostly because of his passion for the sport and experience in running football affairs. He has a rich background in the administration of soccer having first been elected as a Committee Member in 2004. Also served as Vice Secretary from 2010 to 2018 and was appointed General Secretary on September 3 2018, the position he holds to-date. Other positions served include that of Vice Treasurer, Secretary of the Technical Committee and Chairman for the Social Club. Mr Manda is the invisible being in the running of Zanaco FC where organization, logistics is concerned. He has immensely contributed to the running of the club and one major significance is that of club licensing where he played a major role in the transition period during which time the club was delinked from the Bank to form a limited company in Zanaco Sporting Club on 18th November 2015, and handed over to the first ever General Manager of the club in December 2018 to a Mr Marlon Kananda.

Honor’s during his tour of duty at Zanaco FC spanning 18 years, include Super League wins in 2005/2006, 2009 and 2012/2016. Also won Barclays Cup with Sensantional Zanaco FC for the first time in 2017 having been participating since its inception. Another trophy added to the Club in 2019 was that of Charity Shield.

Isaac was part of the Management team that first launched Women’s Football with Zanaco FC on 9th April 2021 dubbed “Zanaco FC Ladies and consequently participated in the Provincial league. Having only being in the Lusaka Women’s Provincial league for two seasons, in 2022, the ladies team emerged Champions and consequently won promotion to the elite Women’s National League starting 2022/ 2023.

He also has a passion for youth football and currently works well with Young Zanaco FC, Under 19 and Under 16 and Ladies Teams.

He currently serves as a member of the local FA (Football Association of Zambia) Premier league and Competitions Committee having been appointed on 18th June 2021.

Trainings

Isaac is an accomplished Senior Football Administrator with vast experience spanning 18 years having attended several Sports Administrators trainings, some of which are outlined below:

2015 - Granted Associate Membership Certificate after completion of Associate Sports administration practitioner requirements of the Zambia Institute of Sports (ZIS)

2021 – FAZ Club Licensing Workshop – Leadership in Zambian Football (June 2021) – Touchpoints included, Operation planning, Brand and Fan Communication, Financial Management, Governance and Clubs business, Income generation, Match day preparation and Venue Management, Player administration and Technical Development, Planning and Budgeting

2022 – Attended a high level UEFA League Development Programme from 5th to 8th February 2022 at Golden Peacock Hotel (courses included, Football Marketing and Sponsorship, Events and Volunteer Management, Operations Management, Communication and Organisation of World Football).

CAF Journey Milestones

He has garnered immense experience in CAF Interclub Competitions from the time the club has been participating in the CAF league with the below milestones. During his CAF journey, he has travelled widely to 25 African Countries, among them, Cote d’l voire, Gambia, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritius, Cameroon, Estwatini, Egypt etc etc..

2010 - Qualified to the group stage of the CAF Confederation cup for the first time in Zambia (finished 3rd in the group)

2016 – Qualified the team for the first ever CAF club licensing under the 5 Criterion (Sporting, Infrastructure, Administrative, Legal and Financial).

2017 - Qualified to the group stage of the CAF Champions League (finished 3rd in the group)

2019- Reached the first ever Quarter-Finals of the CAF Confederation Cup

He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and currently studying Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) with Heriot -Watt University and has so far completed Introduction to Business Research 1 (Certificate of Achievement).

Mr Manda is also a Community Leader having served on two occasions as President of the Lions Club of Munali, first in 2007/2008 and 2019. Also served in various positions viz. First Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary to mention but a few.

Finally, Isaac is the team player and works well with the Zanaco FC family and other clubs in the Super league and shares his massive experiences in CAF Competitions. His secret of success lies in hard work, and creates time for his family and friends.


He likes the Quote by Barack Obama that drives him:

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek”

Contact: +260 977 406 333

Emails: isaac.manda@zanaco.co.zm

Isaacmanda25@gmail.com

Zanaco.FootballClub@Zanaco.co.zm

Website: www.zanacofc.com

Twitter: @isaacmanda71

Instagram: @mandaisaac