Malawi’s leading mobile phone service provider TNM has donated K1.4 million kwacha to Sports Writers Association of Malawi (SWAM) to enable the association to hold a two day anti-hooliganisms workshop for sports writers in the country.
Speaking during the cheque presentation, TNM head of Marketing division Sobhuza Ngwenya said the company appreciates the role that the media can play in promoting massages that can help to end violence during.
“As one of the key stakeholders in local soccer league, the media are a key component in our anti-hooliganism campaign as we prepare for the 2014 TNM season.
“Media is critical in amplifying peace messages that can reach many people beyond the 15,000 people that come to watch football, we believe that the workshop that you will be holding is of paramount to us as sponsors as well as to people out there who loves football” Said Ngwenya.
Ngwenya said the company is very concern with hooliganism during football matches .the sport that enjoyed by Malawians.
Football should be family entertainment where people can rough and share lighter moments and our stadium should not be places for fighting. At TNM we believe you our colleagues in the media you can help in your writing and reporting to present opportunity for people to love football” he said.
In his remarks SWAM member of board of trustees Grecian Tukula commended TNM for the support.
“The role of the media in promoting peace during football matches cannot be emphasized; we therefore register our sincere gratitude to TNM for this support.
“Sports journalism unlike other journalism like political and business do not receive much support so we are very happy to receive this support,” he said.
The two days ports writers’ anti-hooliganism workshop is scheduled to take place from April 18 to April 19.