Property investment company, MPICO Limited has set aside K1 million for a social football tournament involving Lilongwe based social teams, which have been playing without any sponsorship.
Announcing the sponsorship package at MPICO head office in Lilongwe on Tuesday, the company’s facilities manager and head of marketing Ellen Chapinduka-Nyasulu said the aim of the sponsorship is to bring people from corporate firms and other organisations together in a social environment.
“We are in the field of bringing people together in an office or business environment and through this tournament we want to bring the people together in a social environment and allow them to network,” said Chapinduka-Nyasulu.
Chapinduka-Nyasulu said they were targeting 10 teams to be registered on first-come first-save basis.
“Registration will be completed after full payment of the registration fee pegged at K75,000 per team and once we have the required number, we are going to close registration and form an organising committee comprising team captains from each of the registered teams, which will come up with the tournament rules,” she said.
The tournament is set to start on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Officers’ Mess/Police Inspector General ground in Area 30 and conclude the following week.
There is, however, a possibility that the final match will curtain raise one of the Super League games or Carlsberg Cup final, according to Jack Msosa of MPICO, who is coordinating the tournament alongside Lawrence Yobe from Reserve Bank.
Yobe saluted MPICO for the gesture, which he said will go a long way in putting Lilongwe social football on the limelight and help people from corporate firms establish business contacts.
The winning team is set to walk away with a trophy and K200,000 with the runners up expected to pocket half the amount. Third and four-placed teams will receive K75,000 and K50,000 respectively.
For registration or other details pertaining to the tournament, teams are asked to contact Jack Msosa on 0999 862 320/0888 862 320.