Sports Minister says TNM should be let go

Sports Minister, Henry ‘Mtengowaminga’ Mussa , has told Malawians not to panic over Telecom Networks Malawi (TNM) withdraw from sponsoring the country’s top flight league saying he is very hopeful that new sponsors from the cooperate world will come out to take over.

Henry Mussa: Other sponsors will come

Mussa was speaking in a recorded telephone interview last Friday night in a radio programme called “Sports Clinic” on Voice of Livingstonia hosted by Allan Nyirenda, with Dominic Kambewa Msowoya and Nyasa Times’ Phillip Pasula as guest analysts.

“What I am saying is that we cannot force TNM to continue sponsoring our super league. They came on their own and on their own they have decided to withdraw their sponsorship, paving way for other companies to come in.

“As government, we fully understand the Competitions and Fair Trade Commission’s ruling that no company should monopolize the market without fair competition and if TNM have decided to quit, let them go.

“Companies have now realized how beneficial it is to sponsor sports and there are several out there who can come in if contacted to assist through what we call ‘Cooperate Social Responsibility,” charged Mussa.

He observed that commencement of the league may delay but hopefully a sponsor will be identified.

Commenting on the issue, analyst Dominic Kambewa Msowoya expressed worry over the delay of the beginning of the 2017 Malawi super league season and casted doubt if indeed a sponsor could be found in good time.

Meanwhile, the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) together with the Super League of Malawi (SULOM) has said the league is expected to start in May; with or without sponsorship.

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ya_smooth DJ
ya_smooth DJ
5 years ago

Wish to agree with Henry Mussa here. TNM if they want to leave let them leave. FAM has what they call marketing department. its up to them to sell the league to the corporate world but what i see is a bunch of failures and due to their mediocrity they are hanging on to TNM. If I may ask, what has happened to club licensing? How about club commercialization? and again why is FAM failing to manage gate collection? Super league can run without sponsors if we manage gate collections properly. That i can bet you. FAM please help our… Read more »

D Kazembe
5 years ago

Mussa Musamanyang’e. Even Sponsor Want To Came. According To You Statement. Whether TNM Nor Others They Can Not Came. Plz Plz Try To Respect Each Other. “If They Want Let Them Go” What Do You Mean?

FAM “with or without sponsorship leuge iyamba april” mmhmn kaya tiziona.

5 years ago
Reply to  D Kazembe

Mussa is talking sense here TNM was suppose to tell the nation that it will not continue sponsoring super league in advance the way other company did not just come up with this idea from no where. When Kamuzu barracks crowned champions they dint said anything,only to come up with this idea when Airtel says this year there will be Airtel top 8 football bonanza.

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