One of the country’s leading mobile phone network providers, TNM, brought a rare fit of entertainment to Mzuzu City residents as the second round of the TNM Super League was launched on Saturday at Mzuzu Stadium.
There was a vehicle display where the driver could drive the car with his feet while on the roof besides making swift turns with the vehicle in the air. There was also a man on a bicycle whose saddle was 8 metres off the ground and he could cycle forwards and backwards in addition to dancing.
Again there was a group of boys in white robes and black belts who displayed acrobatics.
But the centre of it all was music which was performed live by the Karonga based Lusubilo Band. The band performed reggae vibes by Busy Signal and Culture plus there own compositions which were mostly in Tumbuka and Nkhonde.
The event was graced by SULOM president Innocent Botomani and TNM marketing Manager Limbani Nsapato, among others.
Speaking to reporters, Nsapato said he was impressed with the turn out of people from Mzuzu and the surrounding districts and the exciting atmosphere. He further said as a Malawian company, TNM was proud to be associated with the Malawian game of football.
“The first round has been very competitive and exciting and we look forward to an even more competitive second round. Our relationship with FAM and SULOM has always been good since we started sponsoring the league ten years ago. Where there are problems, we point outright and relevant measures are taken,” explained Nsapato.
Earlier, Nyasa Times witnessed a show of angry fans over security personnel. Two armed police officers and three stewards were guarding a path across the dressing rooms allowing entry only to relevant officials.
A good number of fans had been blocked and sent back. Then two white young men of European origin in the company of a Malawian young man came by and they were allowed entry along the passage. This angered the rest of the fans who were earlier blocked.
“Mukukondera obwera bwanji? Dziko ndi lathu ili,” they shouted and, in their large numbers, pushed the security personnel, forcing their way into the passage only to be let out the other side to the northern terraces of Mzuzu Stadium.