TNM Plc has announced its partnership with the Japanese community and Judo Association of Malawi during this year’s Annual Judo Championships scheduled for this Sunday September 2, at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe.
Judo Association of Malawi in conjunction with the Japanese Embassy has organized the 5th Japanese Ambassador Judo
TNM Public Relations and Sponsorship Manager Limbani Nsapato said to support the event, the company has contributed K1 million to go towards prizes.
“Our partnership with the Association and Japanese community is as a result of our deep understanding of the impact and contributions which the association makes in the world of Judo as a sport.
“As a passionate Malawian brand, TNM is eager to contribute to the development of various sporting disciplines and we are very proud to be associated with this Judo Championship event,” Nsapato said.
Nsapato said TNM as patriotic promoter of the country’s sports is committed to the development on minority sporting disciplines which, have potential to put Malawi on the world map.
“This tournament is very important for the growth of the Judo in general and local athletes in particular as it assists in identifying talent, improve the standards of the sport in Malawi and help to create a path way for young athletes to compete in national and world championships,” he said.
Judo Association of Malawi vice president Boniface Maganga hailed TNM for the sponsorship saying it will go along way in making this year’s event successful and competitive.
“The aim of this event is to upgrade the athletes and also provide an opportunity to prepare them for the forth-coming Continental and World Championships due in September and October and this support from TNM will make the event more competitive,” said Maganga.
Maganga said for the first time in history of Judo in Malawi, the refugees from Dzaleka will participate in this Championship.
“This year’s event is unique because for the first time in the history of Judo we shall have 25 refugees from Dzaleka camp participating. These refugees are from Rwanda, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Burundi and Cargo,” he said.
The 2018 Championship is expected to attract 70 participants from all the country’s three regions.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :