Msungama says Sulom should open up on sponsors

As the TNM Super League sponsorship deal comes to an end this December, the Super League of Malawi (SULOM) has been asked to open up for multiple sponsors in order to develop the league.

Msungama: It is important for a number of companies to come together and sponsor the Super League

Minister of Youth and Sports, Ulemu Msungama, feels what teams get at the end of the season is far from enough compared to what they spend.

“It is important for a number of companies to come together and sponsor the Super League, not just one company. In Zambia for example, the league is worth 1.3 Billion Kwacha because several companies are involved. In Mozambique and South Africa the league is lucrative but here our league is only worth K90 million and the winner gets K15 million only.

“We need to sit down and strategize on how best we can develop our league. Sliver Strikers, for example, spends K500 million the whole season and yet they are competing for K15 million,” Msungama told a local radio station.

Analyst Higger Mkandawire entirely agrees with the minister.

“I agree with what the minister is saying. SULOM should open up for more companies and they should get input from the clubs. The league should not bear a name of a single company. In other countries they simply call it ‘Super League’ or ‘Premier League’ to allow multiple sponsors to work together,” said Mkandawire.

Taking his turn, George Chiusiwa, said the TNM/SULOM deal is somehow laughable.

“The deal between TNM and SULOM is laughable. It is difficult for our elite league to develop. What the minister is saying makes a lot of sense. We only say football is business but our elite league does not reflect the same,” remarked Chiusiwa.

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James Milanzi
James Milanzi
2 years ago

Mr Msungama please do your research you don’t use prize money of the league to run football clubs , proceeds from cup finals or league are just like bonuses to the winning clubs, yes we agree that the prize monies for football competitions in Malawi is very little . In the UK the prize money for winning the FA cup is about £30 million and for the EPL is about £182 million , then check the budgets for Man United ,Man City ,Chelsea,Liverpool,Arsenal, New Castle they spend huge millions to run their clubs , clubs generates funds through TV ,rights… Read more »

2 years ago

Bwana Higger ku joni ndi ABSA premier league and England ndi BARCLAY’S I rest my case!!

Madando Tippex
Madando Tippex
2 years ago

There are lots of things that are not going on well there, umbava too much. Even ma company amene amathandizapo amatero chifukwa kuma company ko akubanso akuluakuluwo.

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