Malawi teams leave for Kenya in Airtel Rising Star championship

Joyce Banda Foundation and Namalimwe Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) on Friday left for Nairobi, Kenya to take part in Airtel Rising stars Inter-country tournament.

Airtel Malawi brand communication manager, Isabel Kachinjika told Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Friday that the champions of Airtel Rising Stars boys and girls football tournament have had good preparations.

“Their coaches drilled them well in training and the competition they faced to get to this level will have been so valuable for them. As Airtel, we are sure that they will do well in Nairobi to promote Airtel brand and Malawi as a country,” she said.

Finally Malawi teams leave

Kachinjika said Malawians should have the opportunity to watch and cheer on Joyce Banda Foundation and Namalimwe CDSS as they compete with other teams from the continent as the games will be beamed on DSTV.

The tournament will consist of 16 teams for both boys and girls tournament. The teams will come from the countries where Airtel operates.

Airtel Rising Stars Inter-country tournament kicks off Monday but the two Malawians teams will get their campaign underway on Tuesday.

To qualify for the tournament, Joyce Banda foundation from Zomba beat Gandali CDSS of Mchinji 4-1 on penalties after drawing 2-2 while Namalimwe CDSS from Blantyre defeated Yamba CDSS of Chitipa 3-0.

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