Malawi Flames gets Airtel MK10m boost ahead of Mali match

It does not get sweeter than this, as Football Association of Malawi and the Flames can now breathe a sigh of relief following a whooping MK10 million donation from Airtel Malawi on Wednesday at Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre.

Cheque presentation: Airtel boss gives the cheque to FAM president Nyamilandu.- ....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Cheque presentation: Airtel boss gives the cheque to FAM president Nyamilandu.- ….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Hands shake between Fam and Airtel Malawi.....Photo Jeromy kadewere

Hands shake between Fam and Airtel Malawi…..Photo Jeromy kadewere

The donation will go towards to uplift the Flames preparation and participation in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers matches against Mali and Ethiopia.

This good news comes barely a few days after the Flames continued participation in AFCON games looked hazy following lack of financial muscle to carry out the mission.

Breaking the news in Blantyre, Airtel Malawi Managing Director Heiko Schlittke said the contribution was meant to uplift the Flames in their AFCON campaign.

“Airtel Malawi contribution to the Flames is meant to uplift their preparation and participation in the AFCON 2014. We noted with great concern that the Flames participation almost collapsed due to lack of finances,” he said.

He assured that this donation was the beginning of bigger and better things to come courtesy of Airtel to the sports world.

“We would like to grow with you and sing the national anthem together with the rest of the corporate players,” said Schlittke.

He further noted that international competitions not only exposed players but also accorded national pride to the citizenry.

“Soccer underlines national identity and today Airtel is flashing its national ID. This symbolizes the confidence and unity between the sports practitioners and the corporate players,” he said.

He also said as Airtel Malawi they are proud citizen of the country, and therefore are bound to come handy in times like these because international competitions not only expose the players and their skills, but also accords pride in being part and parcel of being citizens of this country.

He said, at Airtel, they have always believed that gone are the days when the relationship between sports practitioner and sponsor- from the government or private sector- could be regarded as one of mere subsidy and patronage.

In his remarks, FAM president Walter Nyamilandu described the donation ‘timely” at the time his Association is fundraising to find MK50 million.

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9 thoughts on “Malawi Flames gets Airtel MK10m boost ahead of Mali match”

  1. jonh says:

    this money is just part of communicate the spirit of team and suppoters go flames to scoch mali dont take them like brothers no, but just take them like cate and rate.good lucky ma flames .

  2. nkhedu says:

    Iwe bafanabafana wandisangalatsa bwanji? Tawauzako a fam president nzeru zakozo.Koma zitati zatheka first opening game Flames vs ghana @.kalulu stadium in nchalo kkkkk. But how come A TNM anawakanila?

  3. zenizeni says:

    mwataya ndalamazanu bola mukanagulira ufa akaidi,these players r a disgrace 2da nation

  4. chimzy says:

    palibe chimene amachita atombolombo amenewa

  5. BAFANA BAFANA says:

    Is this money 4 FAM or 4 FLAMES? Clarity is needed. If 4 FAM, all teams must hv a lion’s share. If 4 FLAMES, let the players get their bonuses. By the way why cant FAM bid 4 AFCON 2015 so that FLAMES is spared frm more humiliation of not qualifying. As hosts u go in free.

  6. mulibwanji? says:

    Busy portraying out there as if you are caring? Internally we are grieving. Nepotism, favouritism, oppression etc.
    Kamoto just employing and promoting his incompetent Friends. HR oppressing members of staff and snatching their benefits!!!! Life is hard here in Lilongwe, even Blantyre and Mzuzu but u don’t care!! Shame on you Management!!

  7. Ine says:

    Mwabetsa amangoluza anyani amenewa

  8. Dr. Mango says:

    Nazitere bwenzi zikoma ndithudi! Zikomo Airtel komano tayesani kutsitsako mitengo ya maservices anu monga Blackberry monthly subscription. Nanga abale kuchoka pa K3,000.00 mpaka K15,000.00 zoona? Taganizani mofatsa! A vice President amayesetsatu ali kumeneko.

  9. Patriot says:

    Kikikikiki kungotaya ndalamazo pa window ndithu.
    Flames ndiye chani?
    Za ZI

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