Malawi’s giant mobile phone network provider TNM has pledged continued sponsorship of football in the country’s flagship football League –the TNM Super League-in the next season.
The company’s TNM Commercial Officer Charles Kamoto made the commitment during the 2011-2012 TNM Super League season prize presentation ceremony which was held on Wednesday at Lilongwe Capital
Kamoto said TNM was impressed with the progress made by the league since the company started sponsoring it in 2006.
He said the company was proud to be associated with the Super League and they vowed to continue helping government in developing football.
“We are satisfied with the management, performance and outcome of the League. I would like to announce that we will continue sponsoring the League but details of the sponsorship will be announced later on a special function,” said Kamoto.
Kamoto also added that the company is pleased that its sponsorship has made a huge contribution to the success of the Malawi National football team, the Flames.
However, Kamoto stressed that good governance will remain the key to their commitment in sponsoring the League.
Malawi’s Youth Development and Sports Minister Simon Vuwa Kaunda praised TNM for its sponsorship and urged Malawians to subscribe to TNM.
“I am requesting Malawians to subscribe to TNM because the more we give them business the more they give us sponsorship,” said Kaunda.
The Minister also requested Sulom to deduct registration fee to clubs to allow teams which have no sponsorship not to struggle in payment.
Kaunda also encouraged clubs, players, officials and supporters to properly manage and utilize this sponsorship because it meant for them.
Prizes and awards
There were individual presentations during the ceremony like Ishmael Thindwa, who got K100, 000 for being 2011-2012 top goal scorer.
-Player of the month for January is Charles Ngosi for Tigers FC who got K50, 000.
-Best Technical panel went to Epac FC, who went away with K80, 000.
-Best Team management was Big Bullets who received K80, 000.
-Most improved player went to Asedi Ayami for Silver Strikers, who received K80, 000.
-Best goalkeeper was Charles Swini for Escom United, who went away with K80, 000.
-Best midfielder was John Banda for Blue Eagles, who went away with K80, 000.
-Best defender was Foster ‘Zagaf’ Namwera for Mighty ‘Nyerere’ Wanderers, who went away with K80, 000.
-Player of the season was Gastin Simkonda for Moyale Barracks, who received K120, 000.
-Oldest player went to Dick Chirwa for Cobbe Barracks.
-Long serving coach went to Alex Masanjala for Civo United.
1. Silver Strikers as champions received K8 million.
2. Escom United received K4 million
3. Mighty Wanderers received K2 million
4. Civo United received K1.5 million.
-Most improved team was Blantyre United, who received K500, 000.
-Fair play team went to Epac Fc, who received K500, 000.
-Most Disciplined Team was Red Lions, who received home K60, 000.
-Moyale Barracks received K250,000 for finishing on the summit table in the first round of the league.
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