Chuma to continue sponsoring Thyolo Football League

Former Mighty Wanderers Chairman, James Chuma, has given Thyolo Football League a lifeline after disclosing that he would continue sponsoring it under the banner of his construction company J and J.

This was disclosed during the 2013 prize presentation ceremony of the K1.5 million Thyolo League held at Thyolo Community Centre Ground on Sunday.

The construction company has been sponsoring the district league for the third-year running.

Chuma (2nd left) presents a trophy to Masikini Tea Estate FC captain

Chuma (2nd left) presents a trophy to Masikini Tea Estate FC captain

J and J Construction Director, Chuma assured the Thyolo’s soccer enthusiasts the company would continue sponsoring the league for the fourth year.

“We would like to assure you that we will continue sponsoring the league next year at the same K1.5 million because it has been producing good players for bigger leagues such as Super League,” Chuma said.

“We have no any interest other than an obligation to assist the development of sports in the country particularly in our home district of Thyolo.”

He also said the firm was impressed with the administration of the league.

Thyolo League Chairman, Chavi Mbewe, applauded J and J Construction for their continued sponsorship.

“We feel very lucky to be one of the three districts in Southern Region to have sponsorship,” Mbewe said.

“This has been possible because of mutual understanding with our sponsors.”

Southern Region Football League (SRFL) Chairman, Raphael Humba, appealed to other companies to consider sponsoring football in the rural areas.

“There’s talent in the rural areas but they lack sponsorship,” said Humba.

During the final game, Masikini Tea Estates beat favourites Roots 4-2 to become 2013 league champions with 78 points.

The function was also graced by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Technical Director, John Kaputa, newly recruited Malawi National Football Team Assistant Coach and former Technical Director Jack Chamangwana, Azam Tigers Robin Alufandika, Big Bullets’ goalkeeper, Owen Chaima and defender George Nyirenda.

J and J Construction started sponsoring Thyolo League three years ago to the tune of K600 000 before it was raised to K1 million in 2012.

Flames Assistant Coach Chamangwana (middle) with Alufandika on his left following the game

Flames Assistant Coach Chamangwana (middle) with Alufandika on his left following the game

Big Bullets and Flames players George Nyirenda (left) and Owen Chaima following the proceedings

Big Bullets and Flames players George Nyirenda (left) and Owen Chaima following the proceedings

Champions show of trophy

Champions show of trophy

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