Nothing wrong with Nyasa Bullets deal: FIFA ok with tobacco company sponsorship to Malawi champions

There is nothing wrong with cigarette manufacturing firm—Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) – to be bankrolling Malawi champions Big Bullets FC, world soccer governing body FIFA has clarified.

Big Bullets FC....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Fifa okay Nyasa sponsorship for Big Bullets FC….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) sought FIFA’s clarification on the matter, following the K500 million ($909,091)-five-year partnership agreement Bullets have had with the tobacco company which was facilitated by FAM president Walter Nyamilandu.

Fifa states that it finds itself in “a dichotomy” in that while on the one hand it has an obligation to promote the good image of the game [which may be done also by refusing to accept tobacco sponsorship], “it is also obliged to assist associations and other bodies to maximise their potential revenue in any legally admissible manner [which may include accepting tobacco sponsorship money].”

“There is nothing wrong with the deal, FIFA and FAM gives them all the approval, as FAM we are very happy that a big team like Bullets secured a huge sponsorship like this one, we are happy for them,” said Nyamilandu.

Bullets chairperson Sam Chilunga said it has been his dream to source a sponsorship to the team and now the dream has comes a reality.

“The deal took long to materialize because we had to court FIFA just  to get clarity”, added Chilunga.

According to him, the K500 million will divided into K100 million per year for five years.

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54 thoughts on “Nothing wrong with Nyasa Bullets deal: FIFA ok with tobacco company sponsorship to Malawi champions”

  1. Hamza Wotch says:

    Amalawi nsanje sadzasiya,kupanga zabwino ena kuziipitsanso,palibe vuto apa!or ikhale Fodya Big Bullets sibolani Cashiyo basi.

  2. Nsanje siyabwino mawa udzakhala uli iwe neba

  3. njuli says:

    Thumbs up to Nyasa Manufacturing Company for taking on board our beloved BB, a word of caution to BB management, chonde kuba ayi ndalama ndi za osewera amene mavutika, timuyi ndi aife anthu inu tinangokupatsani mwayi wotsogolera mmalo moti tonse singatsogolere timu nthawi imodzi. I suggest may be Nyasa should also bring in their Finance people to look into finance issues for accountability purposes.

    But Iam against those enemies who are not happy about BB getting sponsorship a malawi tiyeni tizikondana kusiyana matimu okonda sichifukwa kuti muzilemba zoyenera za timu ya anzanu ayi.

  4. diego says:

    Typical of Malawian people PULL ME DOWN SYNDROME bola zanga zikuyenda we will never move forward ndi nsanje ,wake up !!!!

  5. bodza lekani says:

    The future of NMC is uncertain? Ok what about that of second hand cars dealer which some countries have banned for pollution, do we have a future at the reserve bank continuing sponsoring a team with the economy in its current state. Tapezani zonena zina….

  6. wanyerere olo ukwiye ndi ka sponsorship kako ka b forwad
    kammanjako

  7. Mukhala says:

    mkhuku yanjilu siiswa madzila,wanyerere ukuenera kuvomereza kut Bb nditeam yolemera muno mmalawi .

  8. ben malonda says:

    Undwa zako izo mwana

  9. nyerere says:

    Mapale mutha kusankha limodzi mwamaina awa for your team

    Fodya bullets
    or
    Tobacco Bullets
    or
    Nyasaland Bullets
    or
    Khanundu Bullets
    or
    Chain Smokers Bullets

  10. AKIJA says:

    More fire mawule waza waza

  11. No surprise there, it is FIFA after all. Corruption is their game.

  12. Kanyimbi says:

    Aliponso wina?

  13. Mzungumbuli says:

    My message goes straight to Nyasa Company management; you will regret for sponsoring this team full of thugs, because they will turnish your corporate image.

  14. WANYERERE says:

    It only shows how dagerously ignorant we are malawians . Celebrating sponsorship from an industry whose future is quite uncertain

  15. Mathanyula Bengo says:

    timuyi kusintha mayina ngati hule akamayenda m’ma bar ndikazaigula ine izakhala zibwentee bullets take for example man u simasintha kukhala AON man u kapena chevlorlet man u kupepera basi…..stealth marketing in the bushes of Malawi.

    Hot Debate:is the coming of sponsors a boost for Malawian football or another Bulletsgate?

  16. Karonga boy says:

    Nyasa BULLETS woyeeee wakwiya ndi mfiti

  17. soman says:

    Koma abale inu mpaka NYASA BULLETS,ok nanga titani nyasa bullets kuti wa!wa!!!!

  18. edward mitala says:

    YAMIKANI FODYA YEMWEYO BASI

  19. THOM ADRIAN says:

    More fire Bullets . NMC you have sowed your money on fertile land

  20. OMILANZIE says:

    Tsono tikati ndalama timaonanso pochokera, sibola ndalama basi, kodi amalawi bwanji njiru ndi ma uleee. lolani ma ule nawo atakate pa malawi

  21. manda hend says:

    mawule woyeee

  22. REAL BULLETS FUN says:

    Wawa maule ena zawawa mumtima zanu zimenezo

  23. Misolo says:

    Maule Woyee, Chonde inu woyendetsa kalabu onesetsani kuti mwasamala kwambiri nadalamazi

  24. Ndaipalero says:

    Brave to Nyasa bullets kkkkkkkk sitikuona apa kuti anene kuti tapatsidwa banzi kuti tivotere walter kkkkkkkk we need new blood in FAM body koma neba timugula akatuluka kupita ku chipiku kkkkkkkkkkkk

  25. William Tembo says:

    As bullets fans,we are very proud to have that deal,maule woyeeee!

  26. Temaco says:

    Ife ma Uletts tasangalala nazo and po khala ndi player monga Yamikani Fodya zikukhala ngati tinaona maso amphenya kuti Fodya atithandiza on and off the field.Fodya yemweyo basi.

  27. Wodandaula says:

    Make “Yamikani Fodya” captain please.

  28. Thermistocles says:

    As much as I am not condoning cigarette and tobacco smoking but the team has been struggling for almost a decade and for it to secure a sponsorship like this one is realy a good development for the game. Now,Bullets officials who has lust for money should lay their hands off. I understand that there are others who pretend to be die hards and bonafide supporters but their motive is to drain the team’s financial resources. For a decade Bullets has been struggling to win sponsorship simply because the potential sponsors were scared by the tendency of ciphoning money.

    Whoever will be responsible for handling money PLEASE BE METICULOUS AND TRANSPARENT ABOUT IT BECAUSE WE DON’T WANT THESE GUYS TO SHUN SPONSORING THE TEAM. Let’s be patriotic and help the team become invisible again.

  29. malawian says:

    NYASA BIG BULLETS NBB

  30. What is the problem?

  31. mwava says:

    cecelia mapila
    half a loaf is better than none.
    we will demand a better deal after 5 years lets give them good returns first from their investment first.

  32. Nyamakumutu says:

    I would have wondered because dziko ino ndi yafodya ndikale nde kuletsa team kulandira thandizo lochokera Ku fodya ndizosamveka. Yamikani Fodya basi. 60% of the Malawi income is from fodya yemweyo. Have you ever seen a church refusing chopeleka from those who work in fodya industry. Even those who earn a living from chamba do give for the work of the ministry. Nde mpira mchiyaninso.

  33. mbwangalambwangala says:

    No thst is money for one team. Almost buying team. Good

  34. musova says:

    Eti wina wakwiya zomwezi Nyasa bullets woyee

  35. Afanaze says:

    Honestly BB has a legal team that Im pretty sure was on top of this all along the process. And why should the Bullets leadership be all praise to Nyamilandu when technically this is just a standard procedure in getting the deal done.

  36. kambilonjo says:

    Brazo BB management for the sponsorship. Lets rise up, celebrate and wipe out our cries. Komatu tisaganize za kuba all the time. Skubawo achoke chonde!

  37. chipie says:

    Tobacco fodya Bullets FC. Zabwino kwambiri.

  38. Afanaze says:

    This is election stant,no credit to Nyamilandu

  39. Zambulo says:

    Koma mwagwira potentha anyamata inu. Basi sindisiya kusuta fodya. Kikkk

  40. opportunist says:

    Ndiyo yake Maule

  41. Wa BB says:

    Wamva neba?

  42. ambusye says:

    Bullets yomweyo. Kuti wawawawawa!!! Wina ayese kuika damage. Aikidwa tsabola ku…..

  43. muderanji says:

    Great. May i suggest it should be paged in usd so that we catch up with currency movements. K100m today wil not have same value next year and years to come

  44. kanjipiti says:

    Inu A Bullets beware of zisakho, this z campaign period! muzaimbira fiti mmanja, ndangodutsa sinathyore bonongwe ine!

  45. CHINGAMBWE says:

    So there is nothing wrong to be called chingambwe bullets ooh my foot !!

  46. Mulhomwe Wankulu says:

    Ukumva bwanji neba komwe uliko? Kodi maliro mwaika ku Lilongwe kapena anali onyamula kuti muike ku Lali Rubani?? Kodi mwasesa kale malilo?? Kikikikikikikiki!!!!!!Tikumva kuti munapanga hire bus ya Axa (Airport Shuttle) kuti mukanyamuliremo chikho nde mwasintha m’malo mwake mwangogula Coffin tatiuzeni zoona neba…. Koma chonde musamuloze uyu Nnyamata dzina lake timati Nelson Kangunje aka Khuze nkuyabwe,hahahahahahaha………..ifeyo tikumva kukoma pamene neba zidzukulu tudzi za Elia Kananji zikumva kuwawaaaaaaaaaa.

  47. neba says:

    Please get ready that your uniforms will have pictures fans smoking tobacco and also a plant of tobacco.

    Your placards will be for tobacco promotion. That is how we are Nyasas.

    Anyway wa ndudu yemweyo basi. Nanga mkutani. Mpaka ku FIFA kukafunsa ngati sponsoryu ndi weniweni. Shiiiiiiii

  48. Yamikani Chambalo says:

    Yamikani FODYA inu nonse a maule! Ha! ha! ha! FODYA basi!

  49. Nyeks says:

    Vimakobidi vachuluka ivi nachepa ine nyerere shaa.

  50. wa sibweni says:

    mwawathu pa chithuzi chili pa chanya chila wanon’ga nkuwaonapo yayi mwe mwa wathu wali nkuni?kwali natimbizyika kwali

  51. Samva Mgugu says:

    Zabwino zonse Neba

  52. The Punisher says:

    point of order: the sponsorship had nothing to do with Walter

  53. Cecilia Mapila says:

    While applauding Nyasa Manufacturing Company, this deal translates to K8.3 million per month. Will this be adequate if you factor in salaries and all other expenses every single month? The publicity the sponsors will get from this is enormous, worth much more than the 8.3 million monthly sponsorship. A Malawi, please do your homework and burgain for better next time before you put pen to paper. It has to be a win win deal, on this one, Nyasa Manufacturing has won big time.

  54. Blessings Kaweru says:

    Great deal for bullets after long time without sponsorship

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