TNM SMS promo helps Bullets earn K9.3m

Malawi’s representatives in this year’s CAF Champions League competition emerged the top earner with K9.3 million in the Sapota Mapeto promotion, an SMS initiative by premier mobile network operator TNM aimed at assisting clubs achieve financial sustainability.

 journalist Emmanuel Chibwana conducts the draw as Lotteries Board’s Mirriam Kumbuyo-Chiona looks on.

Journalist Emmanuel Chibwana conducts the draw as Lotteries Board’s Mirriam Kumbuyo-Chiona looks on.

Champions Bullets pose for Nyasa Times.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Champions Bullets pose for Nyasa Times.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Disclosing the news during the final draw of the SMS promotion, Head of Marketing Sobhuza Ngwenya said Big Bullets earnings represents 72 percent or the bulk of all total revenue that Sapota Mapeto generated.

He said the 2014/15 promotion realised a total of K16.3 million, up from K12.6 million in 2013/14 season, an increase by 29.3 percent.

“This increase in revenue collections for our clubs shows how passionate and dedicated football fans are to support their clubs. As the sponsor of the league, we are very happy with the outcome as it also shows how response TNM’s network platform is to the needs of our clubs,” said Ngwenya.

Ngwenya said the company will continue with this promotion which aims at helping super league clubs to generate additional resources.

“Sapota Mapeto promotion will continue and become even bigger as we believe that it is achieving its goal of engaging supporters while at the same time helping their clubs generate additional financial resources,” he said.

Apart from Big Bullets which carted a lion share to the bank, other top earners were Mighty Wanderers which earned K3.8 million and Silver Strikers which attracted K1.3 million.

To qualify into a promotion fans had to send SMS team code to 1515 at a cost of K40, of which K28 goes to the club.

Big bullets fan has emerged a top most hit after sending 3881 SMS’s during the promotion and has since received a megaphone.

During the promotion which ran from July 18, 2014 to January 24, 2015, TNM splashed about different prizes including 42 inch flat screen Samsung TVs, handsets, vuvuzelas, t-shirts and footballs.

 

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10 thoughts on “TNM SMS promo helps Bullets earn K9.3m”

  1. alukosyo says:

    Zinatheratu kale izi anagawana
    Fote ndi Msungama ofotokoze bwino

  2. godobaman says:

    bbsupporter then why cant the wide base of supporters raise K30m? Mind you BB has no supporter they are just BB fan the only contribution is vocal.A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED, but what i know is that they CANT PULL OUT no matter what.

  3. bbsupporter says:

    Guys dont just come on this page and start castigating us,even if it was any other team here in Malawi can they manage to raise the most wanted K30 million in less than two weeks? TNM made that promise single heartedly. They should know is the Bullets that heilps to make it known because of it’s wide base of supporters. Malawians,we are all one let’s love one another tomorrow is you.

  4. wiseman says:

    Piche, A BEGGAR HAS NO CHOICE AND HALF BREAD IS BETTER THAN NONE. MUNTHU SUPUTA NDEU KUDALIRA ANKOLO. WE THOUGHT THEY HAVE SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST GAMES AND THEY ONLY NEED TOP UP IN CASE THEY PROCEED. KOMABE WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY.

  5. Yankees says:

    Yakwanilatu kulipila fine ija ku CAF, ndalama panopa mudziti mukaipeza mudzilipla milandu mumaiyamba dalayo, FAM mukangoilipilira timu iyi, NOMA and Bankers nanunso chaka chamawa mudzalembetse kenako mkupanga Pull out ilipo FAM idzatilipilira, Banker, BeForwad woyeeeee?!!!!.

  6. Supporter says:

    Zitayeni za CAF. Iyi mungolipira penalty ija ku CAF.

  7. Piche Yakiti says:

    This 9mn is for the whole super league season. do you think within two weeks 9mn can be realised? Bullets is realistic.

  8. chims says:

    january 24,2015.weekend nation page 54,one on one.

  9. chims says:

    reading one of the dailies today, I understand bullets have refused the proposal by tnm on sapota mapeto promo which could have further increased their revenue.isn’t a revenue of 9m good news??come on bullets mukutichititsa manyazi and nobody will take you seriously.eat a humble pie cooked by Harold fore in the weekend nation of January 24.its so sweet. stupid thomases.

  10. kakasheni mwina ikwanila ku caf kuja

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