New football competition launched in Malawi: K40mil FISD Cup

FAM and Fisd officials in a group photo...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

FAM and Fisd officials in a group photo…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Barely days after Standard Bank announced its pull out in Knock-Out Cup sponsorship, Football Association of Malawi ( FAM) announced good news to the nation on Monday as they  unveiled Fisd Limited Company  as another sponsor for a cup competition worthy MK40 million.

Fam President Walter Nyamilandu sharing jokes with Fisd Managing Director Frank Mwenechanya...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Fam President Walter Nyamilandu sharing jokes with Fisd Managing Director Frank Mwenechanya…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Part of the audience...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Part of the audience…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Signed and sealed...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Signed and sealed…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Fam President charting with Fisd officials after the signing ceremony...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Fam President charting with Fisd officials after the signing ceremony…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Speaking during the unveiling ceremony, which took place at Mpira House in Chiwembe, Fam president Walter Nyamilandu hailed Fisd for the sponsorship as he opened his speech saying, “When one door closes another one open.”

“I am very thankful to Fisd because there has been a lot of talk when Standard Bank left us. Some people thought we will be left in the cold but l am glad the vaccum has been filled at a short time,” said a delighted Nyamilandu, who received a loud of applause from a fully packed John Zingale Theatre room.

“There was a man on the road who was stranded, hungry and people were just passing without bothering to help him, but a certain good Samaritan stopped and bailed out that hungry man. Fisd bailed out Fisd Wizards when they had no sponsor in the Super League last year. Today they have done it again to FAM by bailing us out at the time when Standard bank left out stranded. It takes a man with a good heart and let us all salute Fisd,” said Nyamilandu.

Nyamilandu described the coming of Fisd to sponsot the cup as “timely”.

“It takes companies with a good will like Fisd to give money towards social responsibilities particularly when you know that this company is a local entrepreneur. Let us all give a loud applause to Fisd because we have well established companies in this country that cannot cough K40 million, let alone K10 million, let alone K5 million but these are young Malawians. It does not mean that they are rich but they have a passion of football and they want to share the little they have to the general public,” said Nyamilandu.

He also assured Fisd that they will work hand in hand with their company by selling their brand in all the corners of this country.

“We want your brand to be known everywhere in this country. Whoever has a contract whether it is farming, irrigation, solar panels first thing they must think of is Fisd,” he said.

Nyamilandu also asked Malawians to stop the pulling each other down syndrome stating it was sad that some people celebrated the pull out of Standard bank cup.

“It is amazing how fellow Malawians want to pull each other down. It is sad that some people celebrated when Standard bank announced its pull out in sponsoring the Knock-out cup. This is our country and we must wish each other well,” said Nyamilandu.

In his remarks, Fisd Limited Company Managing Director Frank Mwenechanya said they thought it wise to sponsor a cup as one of their social responsibility.

“As a local company we have clocked 10 years and we said why we can’t celebrate with Malawians, who have showed trust since we established our company in 2005,” he said.

Only Super League teams will compete for the cup, and more details and kick-off date will be announced later.

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23 thoughts on “New football competition launched in Malawi: K40mil FISD Cup”

  1. k mabuyah says:

    if its fisd ,why then you put the umbro background? is fisd under umbro? your marketing a bland that’s not helping you!!!!

    the background should have been that of fisd.

    Again, what’s k40 000 000 ? if bullets and Norma are able to make 27 000000 in a single match why then accepting such little money when you know you will benefit slot than players…….

    shame to our football.

  2. true says:

    Ndi ya maGay, FISD=== Fucking In Shit Deep

  3. Gogoda notis says:

    Fisd bg up

  4. Paka Bush says:

    Kodi FISD si ya Cash gate? Bwana Reyneck Matemba ntchitotu iyo tayambanipo tisadzalire msampha utaningá……..

  5. Mwembe says:

    I heard from some other quarters that it means: Foundation of Irrigation and sustainable Development.

  6. david says:

    Keep it up FISD, we are proud of you.

  7. fam says:

    tidyeso zmenez,walter

  8. Felix moyo says:

    We all appreciate!

  9. davido says:

    kuli sadaka ku FAM basi, nsuzi wapedzeka.

  10. still waiting to clap my hands says:

    is it too much to ask what the fuck fisd means? please help

  11. OBSERVER says:

    BAD TIMING! MALAWIANS ARE SLEEPING WITHOUT FOOD. 40 MILLION COULD BUY MAIZE & BEANS IN ALL DISTRICT HOSPITALS & SOME ORPHANAGES. FISP WHAT ARE YOU FOR?

    1. the real says:

      what are you doing about it yourself

  12. Chilu says:

    The biggest loser is Peter Mponda and his team. He has to learn how to keep sponsors. How can u lose 2 sponsors in a year. Peter you need to be humble when when dealing with sponsors. Other teams have been struggling to get sponsorship for years but to no avail, Walter saw an opportunity and has grabbed it. pamenepo mpamene sukulu imasiyanisira anthu.

    Bravo Frank, Aurthur, Kondwani… and the whole FISD team, You are an inspiration. you have writen Malawi history. Malawi is proud of you

  13. senziwe says:

    Umenewo ndiye mtima guys,if Malawi had 15,000 people of such caliber aaa!!! we would have been some where ,koma mmmhh!! ………

  14. Makanja says:

    why does the link ?fisd talk about FISD as being an international NGO, yet hearing the press briefing it turns out to be an entirely local company?
    Even so, under the current economic circumstances, pouring MK40million on our soccer is a brave thing to do!!

  15. john says:

    Good news

  16. Nyamilandu ndi deal inu a bonya bullets mumasangalala a standard bank atalengeza kuti asiya kuthandiza zitsiru za anthu inu simumalifunila dziko lanu zabwino

  17. ineyo says:

    Thats great news for the country, salute to Fisd….

  18. Che Wanimiliyoni says:

    Are we having a new cup or we are having a new sponsor of FAM cup? In England when FA and League cups change sponsors they dont hail it as introduction of a new cup and infact the last winners of Standard Bank cup should be the defending champions of this FISD cup.

  19. Boma says:

    THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT SOME OF THESE COMPANIES IN MALAWI ARE JUST HERE TO ROBE OUR THIN ECONOMY AND SEE WHAT THE STANDARD BANK DID.OUR PRESIDENTS SHOULD BE PEOPLE OF IMAGINATION AND VISIONS BY NOT SELLING OUR OWN COMPANIES KWA A KWELEKWELE AND TAKE THIS AS AN EXAMPLE. THIS IS THE SAME LOTS OF PROPERTIES ARE SOLD TO ALENDO AND ENVETUALLY SELL THEM AT HIGHER PRICE AND TAKE THE MONEY BACK TO THEIR HOMES BECAREFUL YOU BANKS.

  20. Ineyo says:

    New Sponsor: Fisd
    Visibility : Umbro
    Couldn’t you make some Fisd banner or at least something? Come on FAM/fisd people want to know your insignia, fisd!

  21. Hope says:

    This is good. Most Malawians are stingy with their money, but FISD Limited, a local company has done it again. Thanks FISD for the passion that you have for Malawi as a country.

  22. SANGALABWI says:

    THUS GREAT LET TAKE AN EXAMPLE FOR THIS LOCAL COMPANY TO SPONSOR A CUP GO FISD GO WALTER GO FARM WE WANT MORE CUP CMPETITIONS HERE IN MALAWI

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