Donnas Women’s Football Cup has been raised from K1 million to K8 million after it was extended to Central and Northern Regions.
Donnas Eggs Marketing Manager Sadik Malinga disclosed on Wednesday the decision to extend to the sponsorship from Southern Region to other regions was made to develop women’s football in the country.
“We want to promote women’s football because they support us by buying our products (Donnas Eggs),” Malinga said.
But Malinga appealed to all the teams to desist from acts of hooliganism which might scare them to continue.
“We should start well and finish. This is a competition. I don’t expect anything which can disappoint our sponsor,” he said.
“Sports is not about fighting so we should be responsible.”
National Women’s Football League chairperson Silveria Chalira said the extension of Donnas Eggs Women’s Cup was another milestone for women’s football.
“We are really happy for extending it to the other regions [Central and North] as previously it was played in the South only,” Chalira said.
“This is historical as we are seeing this after launching a K9 million Fam Under-20 women’s football cup. We are thankful for the gesture yiu have shown us.”
She also said the development had come at the right time as Malawi is preparing to participate in a number of women’s football tournaments at Cosafa, continental and world levels.
Former Women’s Football chairperson Flora Mwandira who is now Football Association of Malawi (FAM) executive member appealed to other corporate companies to help women’s football development in the country.
FAM General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda applauded Donnas Eggs for being supporting to women’s football.
“To us in Donnas Eggs we have a partner. We would like to appreciate what the corporate world has been doing to us to develop women’s football,” Nyirenda said.
But Nyirenda urged the sponsors to consider organising national play-offs after the regional competitions to come up with a national champion.
The K8 million would be shared in all the regions K1.2 million each, used to buy six sets of uniform for all the finalists in each region.
The winners in each region would receive K500,000, runners-up K250,000, on third position K150,000.
Golden boot and best player of the tournament for each region would receive K20,000 each.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :