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Standard Bank says can no longer afford to sponsor Malawi Football Cup Knockout Competition

Standard BankArticle By: Lloyd M’bwana

The country’s financial institution Standard Bank has sent shivers to soccer lovers following its decision to withdraw its MK43 million football knock-out cup sponsorship due to the volatile economic situation currently prevailing in Malawi.

The development marks the end of the eight years sponsorship romance the company had to Malawi Super League lovers which will likely affect the domestic football as only Carlsberg Malawi and TNM remain on the scene for now.

The sad development comes barely a month in the new year after the country’s leading telecommunication limited Airtel Malawi restructured its operation by laying off some employees while on the other hand the nation’s chain stores, People Trading Centre (PTC), a subsidiary of Press Corporation Limited (PCL) closed 20 of its 85 shops nationwide because their performance was negatively impacting on the company’s profitability.

Football Video: A new dawn in Malawi

From the driver’s seat on the right hand side of his car, John Kaputa is talking – more like passionately preaching – about the human potential in football you find in Malawi. “We have the talent and a ridiculous passion for football, but we lack the structure to lead these passionate, talented kids to professionalism. Or at least to learn how to play organisedly,” he says, as we drive past a farmers’ market at the side of the M1 highway.

It felt like an art director had been shaping the landscape all along the way from the Chileka International Airport, just outside Blantyre, to the city centre. Right in front of a vegetable stall, seven barefoot kids play football on the dirt; only their ball is not a football. It’s a pumpkin.

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DMS partners with Korabia –The Leading Football Platform in Egypt

Dubai, United Arab Emirates- January 10, 2016 – (ME NewsWire) DMS, which serves as the official digital arm of Choueiri Group, recently announced its partnership with korabia.com – The leading football news platform in Egypt, across the web as well as social media.

 

DMS has been appointed as the Exclusive Advertising Sales Representative for the website, with the engagement being effective as of January 1, 2016. The partnership is aligned with DMS’ long-standing commitment and ongoing drive and investments into the Egyptian market. It is aimed at enhancing the value and effectiveness of the monetization solutions which DMS delivers to brands.

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Nyasa Big Bullets outshine on TNM Super League awards

Big BulletsBy: Lloyd M’bwana

The country’s peoples team, Nyasa Big Bullets dominated the TNM Super League awards for 2015/2016 season for vehemently retained the title championship and went smiling all the way to the bank to cash MK15 million.

The team’s dominance in these awards it’s a booster to the sponsorship with Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) to the tune of MK500 million for over a five-year period starting on January 1, 2016.

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Without winning any games poor Malawi Flames rise up three places on FIFA rankings

Malawi FlamesBy: Lloyd M’bwana

The country’s national football teams, the Flames have started the New Year on a good note after rising up three places on the latest Fifa/Coca-Cola world ranking for January, 2016.

According to the ranking released on Thursday, January 7, the Flames are now on 106th from 109 in December 2015 after were dropped by 12 places from previous rankings. The January rankings for the Flames are despite its inactiveness for good part of December.

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