Carlsberg kits out semi-finalists: Wanderers questions ‘red’ in their jersey

Carlsberg Malawi on Thursday set the hype for the semi-final matches slated for this weekend by presenting uniforms to all the four teams Be Forward Wanderers, Mangochi Police, Silver Strikers and Mafco FC.

Mangochi Police receiving their jersey.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mangochi Police receiving their jersey…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mafco FC receiving their jersey...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mafco FC receiving their jersey…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Silver Strikers captain Lucky Malata receiving their jersey...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Silver Strikers captain Lucky Malata receiving their jersey…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Be Forward Wanderers Team Manager Steven Madeira receiving their jersey from Sponsors.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Be Forward Wanderers Team Manager Steven Madeira receiving their jersey from Sponsors…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The giant brewer presented sets of uniforms complete with players ‘names printed at the back of the jerseys during a colourful ceremony held at the Mpira Village in Limbe.

Carlsberg Malawi Limited Senior brands manager (alcoholics) Twikale Chirwa said the move to present uniforms with names of the players seeks to encourage an  element of professionalism in the game.

“We would like to see an element of professionalism and teams can make money out of branding jerseys’ with key players ‘names’,” said Chirwa.

Twikale also announced that this year’s finals which was supposed to take place in Mzuzu has been shifted to Blantyre due to Mzuzu Stadium dilapidated pitch.

“As sponsors we always rotate the finals, the other year it was in Blantyre and last year it was in Lilongwe, while this year we were suppose to  hold it in Mzuzu, but unfortunately the condition of the pitch in Mzuzu is not conducive for a final match that is why we have shifted it to Blantyre,” said Chirwa.

Speaking  earlier, FAM executive member Daudi Ntanthiko hailed Carlsberg Malawi for their sponsorship and urged other companies to follow suit.

Ntanthiko also described the cup as competitive basing on the fact that this year  little known Mangochi Police has progressed through all the way into the semi-finals.

He said it was encouraging to see smaller teams reaching as far as the semi-finals.

On Saturday Be Forward Wanderers will face Mangochi Police in the first semi-final at Kamuzu Stadium before another thriller in Lilongwe involving Silver Strikers and Mafco FC.

However, during the presentation of jerseys there were controversies on Be Forward Wanderers colours.

The Nomads were represented by their  Team Manager Steven Madeira, who was not convinced with the jersey presented to them describing  the colours  as red for their rivals Nyasa Big Bullets.

Bullets were ousted in the cup by Mafco FC with a 1-0 margin.

Madeira said instead of  orange in the colars of the jersey, the printers printed red.

“These are not our colours and you can see that this is red not orange,” said Madeira.

On a lighter note, Madeira joked that the jersey was meant for Nyasa Big Bullets, as the organizers thought that the Peoples Team would cruise to the finals.

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3 thoughts on “Carlsberg kits out semi-finalists: Wanderers questions ‘red’ in their jersey”

  1. rob says:

    The Nomads were represented by their Team Manager Steven Madeira, who was not convinced with the jersey presented to them describing the colours as red for their rivals Nyasa Big Bullets – kkkkkkk nanga si kusinthasintha makaka a jersey yanuku ngati bilimankhwe kkkkk lero ndi izo colour yanu sikudziwika kkkkk kapena oprinter analibe colour ya #kanyerekutali

  2. Franz Van Gwire says:

    It is unprofessional on the part of the organizers to include “red” and not “orange” on the collar for Be Forward Wanderers jerseys. How can the printers/makers of the said jerseys mistake red for orange? The best the organizers can do is to print another set for Wanderers to replace this one which Wanderers can use in the finals case they beat Mangochi Police and qualify for the finals.

  3. Shocker says:

    Mzuzu soccer lovers have missed an opportunity to watch the finals involving teams from other regions other than north. This is all because of the neglegiance of the Mzuzu city assembly to take care of the pitch at the sole stadium in the entire northern region. I am however, surprised that the sponsors and organizers did not take it upon themselves to remind the city assembly to prepare the stadium for the finals. If they say the pitch at Mzuzu stadium is in bad shape to host a final then it should be unplayable because civo stadium’s pitch where the last two cup finals where played is also in very bad shape (too bumpy and very hard) that it made it very difficult for the teams to play good football.

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