The principal secretary of sports, youth development and welfare Alex Mseka expressed his gratitude over the Fellowship Association of Malawi’s (FAMA) move to sponsor a football competition, which will also involve national champions playing international matches.
Speaking at the launch of FAMA’s cup at Civo Stadium on March 3, Mseka thanked the association for their timely support as the country is enduring a sponsorship crisis at present.
“As government, we want to commend FAMA for this competition. This will go a long way in developing the youth of this nation,” he said.
Mseka went on to commend FAMA’s idea to have international matches between the national champions and he added that the move is positive as it will help the local players to gain international exposure.
“To have competition of clubs playing internationally, that’s very great because it will help to expose our local players, and that’s a positive move. This cup will also benefit the youth a lot as they will spend their time watching these matches,” he said
In this year’s edition, FAMA has pumped K12 million to sponsor the tournament. The winner will take home K3 million, the second placed will take 1K million, and the third placed team will get half a million.
FAMA also added that in this year’s cup they will also be giving awards for top goal score and player of the tournament.
The competition, which involves top eight of the Super League, will start on Saturday 10 March.