Malawi government through the Chief Secretary Charles Mkondiwa has promised to provide jobs to Civo United players as one way of encouraging them and to ensure they live better lives.
Mkondiwa said this when he hosted the players to a luncheon at Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe on Thursday 5th November, 2015 as a token of appreciation for winning the 2015 Standard Bank Cup.
They beat Mighty Be Forward Wanderers 1-0 courtesy of a Nelson Kangunje late strike.
According to Mkondiwa, players who have qualifications will be considered on various government posts.
Mkondiwa said apart from playing football, players need to be working since football is a short term career.
The Chief Secretary also promised to provide the team with a new bus as requested by the players and officials as well as jerseys.
Speaking on behalf of fellow players, Civo Captain Emmanuel Zoya thanked Mkondiwa and government for hosting them at the luncheon saying this was a big motivation and that it will give them anger to work even harder.
He also hailed the idea of offering jobs to players who are qualified in different professions.
“Football is a short term career and indeed we need to be doing something so that we continue to live good life after quitting soccer. We have been told to submit CV’s through our General Secretary Rashi Mtelera for consideration,” said Zoya.