Airtel Top 8 draw to be live on MBC  TV Wednesday

The waiting is over, as the draw  in the Airtel Malawi Top 8 will take place tomorrow on Wednesday at Ryalls Hotel in the commercial city of Malawi, Blantyre and will be live on national broadcaster MBC.

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Nyasa Times understands that the draw, which will feature the top eight teams namely Kamuzu Barracks, Nyasa Big Bullets, Silver Strikers, Blue Eagles, Mafco, Be Forward Wanderers, Moyale Barracks and Azam Tigers is expected to start at 6 PM.

That means that by night on Wednesday football lovers will know which will play who in the tournament.

Airtel Top 8, which was  launched in March agreed  a three-year partnership with the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) which will see giant mobile telecommunications provider pumping in K198 million.

Dubbed the Airtel Top 8, the showpiece will see the winner carting home a cool K15 million while the runners-up will get a K5 million consolation.

That is not all. All the participating teams will get a K1 million subvention each.

The slogan of the tournament is making football alive.

During the launch, Airtel managing director (MD) Charles Kamoto said it was time  for Airtel to sponsor and develop club football in the country, while FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said  he was overwhelmed with excitement.

According to FAM, the tournament will be played over 4 weeks.

The tournament has also  mouth watering individual awards with the player of the tournament and top scorer each walking away with a whopping K500 000.

The fans have not been left out in the cold and the outstanding supporter will get K200 000.

In the media category, the best reporter for Television, print, radio, online and photographer will also walk away with K200 000 each.

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