Super League of Malawi blocks Airtel sponsorship for Bullets

The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has confirmed that it halted a K5 million funding pledged by Airtel Malawi to Big Bullets towards their CAF Champions League campaign, saying that would be in conflict of the sponsorship that the league has with TNM.

Sulom Treasurer Tiya Somba:Halts Bullets Airtel funding
Sulom Treasurer Tiya Somba:Halts Bullets Airtel funding

Bullets received a K15 million rescue package from TNM on Thursday through an upfront payment from a proposed SMS campaign, virtually sealing their budget for the trip to the Comoros next week where they will face Club Fomboni on February 15 in their preliminary first-leg tie.

Sulom legal adviser Felix Tambulasi and treasurer Tiya Somba-Banda said they stopped Bullets from collecting money from Airtel  because a Super League club “cannot engage any company that is in competition with the sponsor, in this case Airtel Malawi.”

Bullets general secretary Harold Fote said they club agreed with Sulom’s interpretation but said while expressing thei “gratitude to TNM”,  People’s team is also “thankful to Airtel Malawi for their gesture”.

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Hardson
6 years ago

Ok. That’s strange. But any we are nearing Comoros all the best The Peoples’ Team.

Bmarket
Bmarket
6 years ago

Change your mindset for a better football future. There was no any politics behind that assistance. We must change our mindset please lets accept changes

William thera
William thera
6 years ago

apa zikuoneseratu kuti fooball kwathu kuno siizapita patali. ma greement ake azii tiyeni titukule mpira ku malawi bac zokhomererana zithe apa

Joyce Sibande
6 years ago

Kodi A Bb Muzingo Upemphapo Basi Moti Inu Mmene Mmati Caf Caf Ndalama Zake Ndizopempha Basi,ndiye Muchinyidwa Zimene Inu Musanawone Ndithu.

bbsupporter
bbsupporter
6 years ago

Nsanje basi,titengabe chikho cha CAF.

BigMan
BigMan
6 years ago

Of course BB shouldn’t expect sponsorship from Airtel when they are under an exclusive sponsorship contract with TNM. Do you think if a national team kit is provided by Nike, that the same team can also choose to receive and wear boots from Reebok? Stop barking fellow Malawians.

Songo
Songo
6 years ago

The conflict is not helping at all. You must amend it waste no time we should have such clause in the sponsorship agreement. It’s not a good one, let any mobile company help in the development of soccer in the country in this era. Wake up sulom.

mmalawi weniweni
mmalawi weniweni
6 years ago

Zitsiru asulom

EYE WITNESSES
EYE WITNESSES
6 years ago

Mpira tikuupha tokhatu apa. Network providers are some of the companies that make unnecessary profits and some of their social responsibility would be sponsoring football clubs. So if Airtel has money it should not sponsor Tigers? If MTL has money it should not sponsor Chikwawa United, the same applies to access? SULOM you are fools. You are killing our soccer. And in this case at hand, Airtel is not taking bullets as a club to sponsor but was only helping to offset the deficit. Also remember that the 15 million Bullets has collected from TNM is not a grant. Its… Read more »

Geoffrey Chimuliwo
Geoffrey Chimuliwo
6 years ago

Palibe vuto onse ankhoza ku thandiza

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