The Malawi Schools Sports Association (MASSA) has hailed Airtel Malawi for fulfilling its MK2 million corporate social responsibility dubbed ‘Goal for Education’ in which school teams earned money for projects through a number of goals scored during the national finals.
According to MASSA, New Version Girls soccer team scored most goals (14) that made them accumulate a sum of MK609,270 followed by Masasa Girls and Moyale Boys who earned MK324, 944 respectively through the 8 goals they both scored.
MASSA’s General Secretary Blackson Malamula said a total of 49 goals were registered during the national finals and each goal was valued at MK40, 816.
“We had to divide the MK2 million by the total amount of goals scored to determine the value of each goal,” he explained.
Other beneficiaries of the Goal for Education arm of ARS are Matindi Boys and Girls, Migowi Boys, Nanjati Boys, Balaka Boys, St Monica Girls and Chankhungu Girls.
“We thank Airtel for motivating teams to score more goals and further for being so innovative in adding value to this year’s ARS tourney through this Goal for Education initiative,” Malamula said.
ARS aims at unearthing and nurturing soccer talent in boys and girls that are under 17. Apart from taking the teams to Nigeria (2013), Kenya (2012) and the pending 2014 Gabon trip to enable teams compete with other African schools, ARS has also provided soccer clinics, courtesy of Manchester United and Arsenal, to two outstanding players of each team across the participating countries.
In Malawi, ARS has contributed greatly to the development of soccer by contributing players to the country’s junior boys and girls national team.
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