Carlsberg Malawi on Tuesday lived to its word by presenting uniforms to the four semi-finalists of the 2014 edition of the prestigious Carlsberg Cup.
The teams got a set of Addidas uniform each comprising of 30 jerseys, shorts and socks during a ceremony held at the Football Association of Malawi Head Offices in Chiwembe.
The four teams that got the uniforms are, Big Bullets, Mighty Wanderers, Zomba United and Kamuzu Barracks.
Carlsberg Malawi senior Brands Manager Twikale Chirwa said the donation was part of the company’s tradition since they started sponsoring the tournament and that they want to take the game of football in the country further.
“For the past years we have always been dressing the top teams in the competition. This is aimed at making the tournament exciting and colourful. These jerseys also bear names of players on the back,” said Chirwa.
“We commend Fam for a good job done so far and we hope we will have a violence free competition. Otherwise soccer fans should expect lots of excitement and enjoy the semi-finals this coming weekend,” said Chirwa.
Fam general secretary Sugzo Nyirenda thanked Carlsberg Malawi for its continued support in developing football in the country.
“Carlsberg has been with us for quite a while and have always fulfilled their pledges just like today. We promise to organize a very successful and entertaining semi-finals,” said Chirwa.
Mighty Wanderers chairman George Chamangwana hailed the quality of the uniforms which he said will motivate the teams to work hard.
“Players feel good when they are nicely dressed and that makes them to perform well,” he said, before Big Bullets chairman Kondi Nsungama echoed his sentiments.
According to Fam Competitions manager Gomegzani Zakazaka, the semi-finals are on this weekend with Civo Stadium in Lilongwe hosting Blantyre derby between Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers while Kamuzu Barracks and Zomba United rock horns on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium.
However, before the Blantyre derby on Saturday, Lilongwe fans will be treated with a street bash on Friday at City Centre.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :