Wanderers to parade Malawi Super League trophy on Xmas: Be Forward extend sponsorship with improved package

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers  will parade the TNM Super  League trophy from the capital Lilongwe to their base  in the commercity city of Blantyre on Monday 25th December  2017)  the Christmas Day  in the roadshow.

Nomads to mount a victory parade

Nomads general secretary Mike Butao with Tai Saitoo of Be Forward from Japan

Thousands of   people are expected to line the M1 road to see the glittering trophy in the hands of captain Joseph Kamwendo and the rest of the champions.

The Nomads general secretary (GS) Mike Butao  told Nyasa Times  that fans should expect to see the Nomads players showing their silverware and then they will be treated  reception at their club house at Lali Lubani Road in Blantyre.

“We are going to have a roadshow of the trophy on our way from Lilongwe to Blantyre. Let me promise Wanderers fans that this roadshow will be one of the best and they should expect fun,” said Butao.

He added that on their way back to Blantyre, the team will stop  at Salima turn-off before Balaka to show late George Chamangwans’s mother the trophy, as one way of honouring their departed chairman.

“On 26 December our players and late Chamangwana’s family will visit the grave of George with the trophy as one way of honouring his spirit,” he said.

On another note, Butao said a representative from their sponsors Tai Saito arrived in the country on Wednesday to join the party on Sunday.

He said Saito will watch their last game against Red Lions at Civo Stadium before joining the roadshow from Lilongwe to Blantyre.

“We’ve got all the plans in place. Its proper Christmas celebfration at Lali-Lubani. Everyone’s going round with big smiles. It’s going to be the greatest day in Wanderers history,”  he added.

Meanwhile, Wanderers FC sponsors, Be Forward Limited, Japanese used vehicles exporter have committed to extend sponsorship and, with it, an improved package because they are impressed with both the performance and management of the team, Saitoo said on arrival from Japan.

“It is also the first time that the team has won the league under our sponsorship and we felt they deserve more.

“Our visit to attend the celebrations is also part of our appreciation and we applaud management, supporters and, above all, the players for giving out their best,” Saito said on behalf of the sponsors.

The Nomads signed a one-year sponsorship from Be Forward in December 2014 then pegged at $155 555 (K114.2 million).

And some of the team’s trustees and fans have pledged over K4 million as a token of appreciation to the players for ending the 11-year league title wait.

According to team manager Stevie Madeira, the club’s trustees chairperson Rashid ‘Rashy’ Gaffar has given them K3 million while his deputy James Chuma has pledged K500 000.

He said another trustee, Aslam Gaffar has also pledged K1 million while Captain Selemani, an ardent follower, has pledged K500 000.

Madeira disclosed that there are also other pledges amounting to over K500 000.

The Nomads will get K15 million prize money from TNM for emerging champions.

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