Moved with the positive response from stakeholders during the just ended Donna’s Eggs’ Women Football regional tournaments, sponsors of the competition have pledged to put an extra gear in next year’s tournaments.
The pledge was made by Donna’s Eggs marketing manager Sadick Malinga after presenting prizes to winners of the Southern Region Donna’s Eggs’ tournament whose final was played Saturday, June 16, 2014 at BAT Ground.
Speaking to journalists after watching the regional final involving Blantyre Zero and Ntopwa Super Queens, Malinga said his company was greatly impressed with the way the tournaments progressed in all the
country’s three regions.
“We did not expect the sort of response we have had from women in all the three regions. We had a total of 102 teams participating in all the regions and wherever we have gone, women are talking about Donna’s
fresh farm eggs.
“We deliberately chose to sponsor women because they are involved in cooking and baking. We do not want them to make mistakes when it comes to choice of eggs to have for a meal or when baking,” said Malinga.
Chairlady for the Southern Region Women Football Committee Catherine Chikandula hailed Donna’s Eggs for the sponsorship.
“We are very thankful to Donna’s Eggs for the support they have been giving us. Our players lack such exposure and the benefits of this sponsorship will spill over to our national women football team,” she said.
During the southern region final, Blantyre Zero defeated their bitter rivals Ntopwa Super Queens 1-0 to lift the trophy. Enelesio Mhango headed in the lone goal six minutes after resumption from a free kick
taken by captain Sungeni Msiska.
Coach for the side Maggie Chombo praised her girls for defending the trophy for a third consecutive time.
“It was not an outstanding performance from our camp but I am still happy that we have managed to
defend the cup for a third consecutive time,” said Chombo, who once played for the same team.
Ntopwa manager and director Isaac Jomo Osman accepted the loss, lamenting some missed opportunities by his girls. He hoped for an improved performance when the two teams meet again in the second round
of the Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika Women Football League.