FAM, Carlsberg Malawi clash over TNM donation to Flames

Official sponsor of the Flames, Carlsberg Malawi has reportedly blocked one of the leading mobile operators in the country TNM from donating cash to the team.

Flames in quandary

Flames in quandary

It is understood that TNM wanted to donate K5 million.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) were scheduled to receive the money on Wednesday afternoon but the event was cancelled at eleventh hour.

The development, according to FAM sources, came after Carlsberg warned against receiving the donation when they had pumped funds to the association as official sponsors.

FAM and Carlsberg officials were rocked in meeting at the time of posting the story.

The Flames are slated to host Mali’s Eagles on November 15 before travelling to Ethiopia for their final Group B qualifier against the Walya Antelopes four days later, but the fulfilment of the matches is uncertain due to lack of funding.

About K62 million is needed for the remaining qualifiers.

Youth and Sports Minister Grace Chiumia have painted a rosy picture, saying “there is green light from the corporate world, we have made progress and the team will fulfil the remaining games.”

FAM gave itself this weekend’s cut-off point to raise the funds or pull out from the tournament.

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Ndalama zilipo kungoti ena amafuna kusolola. Kukulola pomwe sanalime. Azivumbulusa komwe anazibisa. Thanks carlsberg. Ndizochititsa manyazi kumapempha pomwe ena apeleka kale zimasonyeza kusathokoza.

Austin chiona

total nonsense.where was carsberg when mai minister was asking malawians to help the team? Let tnm help.


am not surprizd coz thats e same thng tnm do wen another sponsor is to come in they normally warn e team of e implication,so y makin noise as if ths z new? Kumtumbo!


Ihope cars berg you are going to fulfill the budget ,IDont see the reason of refusing the funding, how do you expect other people to help if cars berg is behaving like that .we really appreciate our lady Minister she is trying hard Talking with Partenership ,Fam please get the money from Tnm. We thank Carsberg for your initiative keep it up, but work with others.


Most National Teams i know have more than one sponsor. Carlsberg can be the offical sponsor and TNM can come in with sponsoring other important areas of the team say for example allowances during camp or payment for air tickets. One organization cannot manage the whole load of supporting the flames

ibrahim makwati

A CARLSBERG ngati muli ma SPONSAR bwanji timu yathu sinalowe mucump thandizanani panopa timu yathu ilibe SPONSAR


thats nonsese fifty million for a national team its ajoke …afam mumangotengeka basi we need .5 billion f a national team to participate in a competition including freindless. Dont blame the team f poor run blame the sponsor…..the sponsor is makking hefty profits national team publicity….tnm give the five million please

January Alfred

how come money ended before agreed money?why do u want more money while u perform badly?shame on board members


the FLAMES can have as many sponsors as they wish but there can only be one official sponsor, the one that pumps in the biggest chunk can be the main sponsor while the others can still sponsor in different ways. there is no way we can refuse money from other organizations just because Carlsberg claims to be the official sponsor,

Their main sponser is Carlsburg! They signed a K250 Million contract for a period of 3 years just last May 2014 and barely 6 months down the line they want to solist another funds from a different doner! Za UHULE BASI! Why can’t you go to your sponser if you have a problem? How much were you given in the first place? Its high time we all, (Malawians) including the stakeholders have the breakdown (Accountability) of what you have done so far! Look at WHAT IS HAPPENING AT NETBALL ASSOCIATION! They have been recieving money but they can’t pay the… Read more »

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