Mr. Marlon Musuka Kananda is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/ General Manager of Zanaco Football Club with a significant background in the world of Sports, Economics, Marketing and media. Part of his responsibility at Zanaco FC is to oversee day-to-day management and operations of the club including venue operations and facility development, i.e. develop and implement the Club’s Business Plan and Company policies and procedures in the short run and make Zanaco FC a self-sustaining and profitable business in the long run. He is the first General Manager of the Club after its incorporation as a limited company in 2018.
Kananda has led a distinguished career within the Sports, Sales, Marketing, Economics/Research and Public Relations sector and has considerable experience in these fields spanning to over 12 years at senior level. Mr. Kananda oversees the development and implementation of the Club’s Business Plan and Company policies, procedures, development and implementation of strategies to grow profitability and establishing and monitoring operational plans and financial controls systems among other responsibilities.
Prior to Zanaco Football Club, Mr. Kananda worked as Sales and Marketing Assistant for the Northern Region and Public Relations Manager for MultiChoice Zambia before being elevated to SuperSport Marketing Manager for Southern Africa and later as SuperSport Operations Manager - Southern Africa until his appointment at Zanaco Football Club on 10th December 2018.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and development Studies, a Masters of arts in Economic Policy Management at the University of Zambia. He also holds a Professional Diploma in Marketing (CIM) from ZCAS.
His desire is to ensure Zanaco Football Club remains a competitive club both locally and abroad.
Mr. Kananda was appointed General Manager of Zanaco Sporting Club Ltd T/a Zanaco Football Club on 10th December 2018.
Memberships and Affiliations
• Member - Chartered institute of Marketing
• Associate Member – Zambia Institute of Marketing
• Executive Member –Economic Association of Zambia