Malawian wins Nissan Qashqai in AFCON Goal of the Tournament fan competition

A Malawi tea-estate employee Harry Assima has emerged as winner of a brand new Nissan Qashqai in the AFCON 2015 Goal of the Tournament fan competition, the automaker, Nissan said on Friday.

  Assima will be the first person to own the new Qashqai in Malawi

Assima will be the first person to own the new Qashqai in Malawi

It said in a statement the development comes after Nissan, the official automotive sponsor of AFCON 2015, presented the Goal of the Tournament trophy to Ghanaian left winger Christian Atsu for his stunning strike against Guinea in the quarter-final of the tournament.

Assima, a stores controller at Lujeri Tea Estates in Mulanje, will be the first person to own the all-new Nissan Qashqai in Malawi. It is also his first Nissan vehicle.

The vehicle will be handed over to Assima in Mulanje at a date in March 2015.

Reacting to his charm luck, Assima said; “This is the first car I’ve owned that is brand new and I will use it to go on journeys and drives with my wife. I am always in town over the weekends so I will have an experience with the vehicle.”

“I will treasure it, as it was my first stroke of fortune and consider this my marriage present as we have only been married for three months,” he added.

The competition ran throughout the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations tournament and allowed fans to cast their votes for the best and most exciting goal on the SuperSport website. More than 16 000 votes were recorded by the end of the final match.

Once CAF announced Atsu as the Goal of the Tournament scorer, all votes for this goal were entered into a draw and the winner was randomly selected.

“While our ambassador Yaya Touré strategically engineered excitement on the field, Nissan made sure fans could directly interact with the tournament, taking the excitement to their computer or mobile screens,” said Mike Whitfield, Managing Director of Nissan South Africa and head of the sub-Saharan Africa region for the company.

“We pioneered crossovers with the Nissan Qashqai and it has been a huge hit with customers –more than two million have been built so far. We are bringing the Qashqai to markets across Africa as we push for growth on the continent. Mr Assima will be our first Qashqai driver in Malawi and I would like to wish him many happy and revitalising kilometres in his new car.”

Nissan’s sponsorship of Orange AFCON 2015 was another example of its dedication and growth in global sports, which also includes Nissan Brazil’s proud sponsorship of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Team Brazil and Brazil Paralympic Delegation, official sponsorship of the Colombia and Mexico Olympic Teams in their respective regions, Team GB and Paralympics GB in the UK, Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2013 and 2015, NCAA Football, Canadian Football League, corporate partner for Heisman Trust/Heisman Trophy and the official global automotive partner of City Football Group.

Nissan has a number of sporting ambassadors including Olympic and Paralympic Gold Medalists Usain Bolt, Sir Chris Hoy and Richard Whitehead, Brazilian Olympians Jovane Guissone and Vitor Felipe as well as footballers Andrés Iniesta, Thiago Silva, Yaya Touré and Max Meyer.

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31 thoughts on “Malawian wins Nissan Qashqai in AFCON Goal of the Tournament fan competition”

  1. Michael Gama says:

    tidzaba imeneyo

  2. assima andy says:

    we only thanj god

  3. Muroma says:

    Congratulation Mr Assima.but sale the car because some people are not happy with your new car

  4. patrickmulepa says:

    congraturations Harry! wishing a safe driving.

  5. patrick mulepa says:

    congraturations Harry ! wishing you a safe driving. koma uzandiphunzisetu ikabwera galimotoyo

  6. mangochi kabwafu says:

    First car in Malawi? Driven by average person here in the UK. Sad.

    1. Ida says:

      We are talking of Malawi and not Uk. Can u compare Mw with Uk? Just congratulate the man for the fortune.

  7. enuf said says:

    Will MRA not charge duty
    As Gift are also subject to tax and duty?!

    Let me guess since he is black we shouldn’t bother

    If it was an Asian all u commentators would scream you ass out!

  8. papa says:

    Osanena zambiri phesani njale umphawi uthe.

  9. Makaveli says:

    All the best nigga

  10. opportunist says:

    Am that someone from Malawi has such a car .God bless u

  11. Congratulations!!! ! ¡!!!

  12. Kadakwiza says:

    Conglats Harry. Please don’t drink and drive. As you are waiting your car to arrive, I wish you all the best.


    Goodluck Assima. Indeed treat the car as a marriage gift. Drive along the length and breadth of Malawi with your newly wed wife.

  14. Francis Kavwenje says:

    Iam happy for you Assima
    I drive Nissan cars Terrano and X Trail I consider then to be good vehicles. I am sure you will love your Qashqai. Good driving.

  15. Muli bho man Asma mpakana chi Wedding present chonsecho nde ukwati wa Callistatu ndi ada aja ajawo.

  16. Southner says:

    Congrats bro, you’re one of of luckiest pipo from the world’s poorest country.Congratulations once again

  17. Ishaq Assima says:

    Happy For You my Brother Harry Assima

  18. Yankees says:

    Dala Galimotoyi taitsatsani ku amwenye atipatseko ina yake ya NDI, mugule galimoto yanu ya saizi yanu, yosavuta ma spare Parts iyiyi akuti ndiyoyamba ku Malawi ndiye simungaikwanitse, mwinaso Galimoto musanagulepo now muli pa Lerning period zinazo mangani pokhala osati ku Tea koma kwabwino kwina kwake mukudziwa Nonkha ndimmene zimakhalira, panopa mukhala mmodzi mwaanthu ochita bwino kudziko lovutikitsitsa padziko pano kkkk!!?.

  19. Kwiksy says:

    Congrats Mr Assima….our God is full of wonders.of all africans participated,your the chosen.Glory be to God for your luckly!!!

  20. ble says:

    Ndi district ya Winiko imeneyo. Anthu amanewa! eee

  21. Congrats Harry! I have known you as a humble gentle person and you just deserve this!! Drive Safely

  22. wish you well says:

    Congratulations my brother. Enjoy the new Nissan!!!!

  23. Chemjambe says:

    Congrants Man…………thats a family gift indeed!!

  24. inkosi bangwe says:

    amapanga njira popanda njira

  25. Nganga Bulawayo says:

    Lucky you

  26. Wariya Khale says:


  27. peter muthanyula says:

    Samukaniko ku Mulanje, Winiko akulodzani kumeneko. CONGRATULATONS all the same!

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