Fisd Cup raised to K50 million, media awards introduced

Fisd Limited Company has renewed its commitmentto develop football in Malawi by increasing sponsorship from K45 million to K50.2 million.

Fisd officially increase Cup prizes – Photo by Chipambano Mbewe, Nyasa Times
Fisd official Chiumia: Let players benefit more

The company announced this on Friday September 22 during a media briefing which was held at FAM Mpira Village in Blantyre

Fisd Marketing Manager Wezzie Chiumia said the increase would give a chance for players to benefit more.

“Our quest is to improve the livelihood of Malawi and sports is one of the areas we are interested in,” Chiumia said.

“We are not new in sports our association dates back to thetime we were sponsoring Fisd Wizzards. We are happy that we have made strides and we are looking forward to develop football more.”

He added: “We are always interested and excited when supporting sports more
especially when the aministrators we are working with put trasperancy and accountability at heart. Had it been that we were not convinced with last year’s management we could’ve not come again. Therefor we expect that FAM will continue from where they stopped.”

He also cautioned all the teams to desist from acts of violence and hooliganism.

Football Association of Malawi executive member Daud Mtanthiko ,who was guest of honour, applauded Fisd for increasing the sponsorship in the face of hard economic times. ” For board members to sit and approve K80 million to pump in to the cup is commendable in these hard times,” Mtanthiko said.

“We are grateful.”

He also advised to observe fairplay and against pertrating violence.

” We would like teamsto respect the rules of the game and we would not tolerate any form of misconduct or hooliganism.”

The increase wouldsee champions pocketing K12 million from lastyear’s K10 million,runnersup K5million from K4million, semifinalists K1 million each, regional teams getting K1 million each.

Media awards have also been introduced with best print, radio, TV, Photographer and online reporters getting K100,000 each.

“Media play a vital role in as far as promoting sports so we don’twant to leave them behind because they are the ones who make the
competition to be known to the masses,” Chiumia said.

The cup will start on 30 September with a launch set for Malawi’s Central Region location of Dwangwa.

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