Chipala, Banda win TNM golf in Nchalo

Edwin Chipala and Carol Banda are the winners of TNM’s Invitational Golf tournament that took place at the weekend at Nchalo Golf Club in Chikhwawa as the company continues to celebrate the country’s 50th anniversary of Independence with customers.

Chipala scooped the Men’s Division with 35 points while Banda posted 36 points in the Women’s division. They beat a field of 70 golfers.

“It’s my first time to win at Nchalo. I wish to thank my playing partners and the sponsor, TNM for putting together such an exciting tournament,” said Chipala.

Chapata (second from left) and Banda emerged winners
Chapata (second from left) and Banda emerged winners

Acting Chief Commercial Officer Webster Mbekeyani said the company is still in a celebratory mood and wants to interact with its customers as part of the country’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

“This tournament has been sponsored by our mobile money platform, Mpamba and is meant to interact with our customers for supporting all these years and of course to celebrate with them during this 50th anniversary,” said Mbekeyani.

He said TNM brand is so passionate about sports development in the country and will continue to reach out to different sports disciplines in the country.

“We sponsor different sports disciplines because as a Malawian brand we understand that Malawians are so passionate about sports. We will continue to reach out to all sports disciplines in the country,” he said.

According to Mbekeyani, the invitational golf tournament will be played on 18 holes individual stable fold format.

A total of 72 golfers are set to compete for the honours, on Saturday, 19th July 2014 on the greens of the Lower Shire golf course of Nchalo.

TNM also sponsors the Malawi Open, an elite golf tournament organized and run by the Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM), which is the largest golf tournament in the country. It has been sponsoring the tournament since 2007.

Apart from sponsoring golf, TNM also sponsors the country’s top football league and cricket development programmes.


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