TNM renews sponsorship for Malawi Super League: ‘Always with you’

The mobile and data service provider TNM  says that they will continue sponsoring the elite league in the country, making a dramatic reversal of its decision to withdraw Super League sponsorship.

Back with sponsorship: Minister Mussa and TNM’s Douglous

The 10-year sponsorship was rebooted  following Competition and Fair Trade Commission (CFTC) ruling that when renewing the contract, clauses that stop Super League of Malawi (SULOM0 and clubs from entering agreements with other mobile service providers should be scraped off.

TNM Chief Executive Officer, Douglas Stevenson and Minister of Sports Henry Mussa have confirmed the development through a joint statement released this Tuesday.

They say  TNM will now go ahead to renew the sponsorship until 2020.

In the statement, Mussa said government is expressing its “sincere gratitude and appreciation” to TNM for reconsidering its earlier position to withdraw sponsorship.

The statement said the sponsorship is back after “extensive negotiations ” between sports minister Mussa and TNM boss Douglous.

CFTC Board and ministry of industry and trade have made clear interpretation that the current contract be maintained until the year 2020, according to the statement.

According to the contract between the two parties, TNM entrusts Sulom with the responsibility to refrain from entering other agreements which would restrict or prevent them from providing the rights granted to TNM.

The contract, which gives TNM naming, promotion and advertising rights, restricts Sulom or clubs from getting sponsorship, promotional, advertising or similar rights to other persons, firm, company, corporation or other body involved or concerned in the products and services related or similar to TNM products.

Article 10.1 of the contract reads: “Sulom shall ensure that (save and except for TNM), no other person, firm, company, corporation or other body involved or concerned in the products and services related or similar to TNM products, will have or be given any sponsorship, promotional, advertising or similar rights for any purpose whatsoever associated or connected with the sponsorship.”

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18 thoughts on “TNM renews sponsorship for Malawi Super League: ‘Always with you’”

  1. muka Woyera says:

    tiyeni tionenso

  2. Chabwino Palibe says:

    Welcome back TNM.

    Afiti awa a Competition Commission anatumidwa ndi Chakwera kuti asokoneze anthu mitu. Koma alephera. Kongelesi yalephera. Instead of working professionally, the guys at the Competition Commission are busy practising partisan politics to promote Chakwera. Kaya ziwasunga zimenezi kaya? Kapena mukuona ngati boma linalakwa kuika Mtumbuka pa mpando wa CEO?

  3. mussa says:

    that’s good news…… I new Tnm will always be with us

  4. Mayamiko Gundehynie says:

    Ok! So When The League Starts? Which Grounds Will Be Hosting The Games Here In Blantyre?

  5. Zinenani Zoona says:

    This is good nkhani. Even in England, there are no other banks apart from Barclays Bank in the EPL. Anybody else is welcome, only no competitors. Where did you think you get get a free dinner? TNM sponsors the soccer league, let Airtel continue with NETBALL or bawo. Airtel is not interested in Malawi football: if they were interested they could have jumped in when TNM pulled out. NDiye A FAM ndi SULOM you should increase the %ntage of gate takings that go to the teams.

  6. Chimtedza Changa says:

    Thank you Mtengowaminga Henry Mussa. Kumeneko ndi kudziwa ndale.

    The Fair Trade and Competition Commission went overboard to deny Malawians the opportunity to continue enjoying super league football with their irrational decision. Bungwe limeneli likuyendetsedwa ndi anthu a Kongelesi who wanted to kill football and make the ruling DPP unpopular. Koma Mtengowaminga, being an Atcheya trained politician, anaiwerenga gemu patali ndipo sanapereke mpata kwa anthu a Kongelesi kuti asokoneze zinthu. LONG LIVE MTENGOWAMINGA.

    Inu a CFCT, mudziwe kuti tikuona zomwe mukuchita.

  7. MYAO says:

    Zopusa basi!!

  8. NICHOLAS PYKE MSISKA says:

    WELCOME BACK TNM

  9. ya_smooth DJ says:

    i dont like this at all. What is the message we are giving to other corporate world? Are we saying Malawi as a country we are willing to dance to TNM tune? Is TNM not holding our football at ransom? What message are we sending to our children……that they should sink so low and bow down to every jungle contracts that is put before them.. come to think of it Malawi performance has always been poor since TNM came into the picture. That’s a statement of development or non development of our football.

  10. mnamaso says:

    getting started

  11. Zadziwika says:

    I broke the TNM simcard and I can’t replace it! Akagwerebe uko!!!

  12. namandwa pa chikopa says:

    sulom, ntengowaminga ndi fam onse apite ku mental hospa aaaaaaaaa

  13. Mbolo Sidwala says:

    za zii. anyway, osauka alibedi mawu, tiyeni nazoni. ine wa ku tnm ndikabwezeretse sim card yanga.

  14. So in other words what minister Mussa, TNM and SULOM are saying is like “..to hell with your Airtel and the Fair Trading Commission ruling. We are even extending the contract with the same conditions to 2020..” It’s clear here that SULOM has bowed to govt sponsored TNM pressure. If my memory saves me right govt has 20% shares in MTL which owns TNM. But my advice to SULOM is that it can’t win this battle with FAM. Ask the former sports minister Moses Dosi who was there when the original SULAM got abolished when it became big headed.

  15. Nelo says:

    As it is what is the stand of Airtel Top 8 trophy. Will they not be allowed to sponsor. Give us clear picture our analysts please. TNM musaphangire mpira nokha, asiyeninsoni anzanu athandizenso. ndiye Chikopa chiyamba litilo mmene zateremu

  16. D Kazembe says:

    Conguratelation TNM

    MUSSA Manyazi Bwa? “we Should Let Them Go And Allow Another Company Can” Lero Kumati Takambirana. Mmxmn. Shame On You Mussa.

  17. Chamoto says:

    We are very thankful for your comeback,you are realy always with us.

  18. This is good news to Malawians who love sports, but a word of advice to SULOM,when signing contracts you need people who have a sound mind, read between lines to avoid goofing

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