Illovo Sugar Company has donated K30 million to Nkhotakota based TNM Super League rookies Dwangwa United as one way of motivating the team ahead the second round of the 2016 soccer season kickoff.
The side’s coaching panel also received K2 million from Ethanol Company Limited (Ethcol) for registering “good results” in their last two first round assignments against Civo FC and Nyasa Big Bullets.
They finished the first round on position 14 with 11 points from 15 games.
The donation was presented to the club on Monday in Nkhotakota.
Illovo Company Human Resources Manager Chrispin Chikwama said the donation is part of his company’s corporate and social responsibility.
Chikwama said he is confident that the donation will go a long way as the surrounding community will also benefit through patronizing Dwangwa United games.
He said he believes the team will greatly improve its perfomance with the financial assistance rendered.
While giving the club a green light of financial assistance in the future as it has always been the case in the past, Chikwama said they will be monitoring and making a follow ups on how the money is being used to ensure it is put into good use and meet its intended purpose.
Speaking on behalf of Dwangwa United, club board Chaiman Frank Mphande thanked Illovo for the timely donation which he said will greatly contribute to the team’s improved perfomance in the second round.
“We are very happy with the donation as you know running a club without sponsorship is not easy at all and we will put the money into good use. Illovo has always been supportive to us and we are always thankful. The only way to pay them back is through winning,” said Mphande also Parliamentarian for Nkhotakota North.
Meanwhile, Ethanol company has also made a K2 million donation to Dwangwa United.