‘Ntopwa 1’ kits Blantyre U-14 teams to the tune of K5mil

One of the renown Malawian football fanatic Isaac  ‘Jomo’ Osman popularly known as Ntopwa 1 has  donated sixteen sets of football jerseys worth over K5 million to 16 teams which are playing in the Blantyre Under-14 league.

Isaac Osman: Speaking after presenting the kits

Osman, FAM officials and the teams in their new kits

Speaking during the colourful hand over ceremony held at Mpira Village stadium in Chiwembe, Osman who also sponsor the league in partnership with James Sangala to a tune of K500 000 said he decided to dress the teams with new uniforms after getting concerned with the problems of kits which most of the teams were going through.

Osman said he believes that the best way of developing football from grassroot level becomes easy and achievable if the youth are well
supported and given proper football equipment.

“I was very concerned to note that some of the teams were playing without putting any jersey while others were using jerseys of
different colours.  I thought it wise to bail out the teams so that I should help them to enjoy their football and fullfil
their dreams of becoming future football stars,” said Osman who once served as Nyasa Big Bullets Supporters Chairperson.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alfred Gunda commended Osman for the support saying he
has played a big role in as far as football development is concerned.

Gunda said many people in the country claim to be true football lovers but they don’t support the game in any means and he therefore asked all soccer loving Malawians to emulate the rare example done by Osman.

“Honestly, this is an encouraging development to our football and its a thing which is worthy appreciating. If we want to see our football improving  then we need people with such kind of heart and passion, people who can contribute without targeting any personal benefit,”said Gunda.

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