10 years has passed since Malawi’s leading ICT provider, TNM took over the, sponsorship of Malawi’s top flight football league.Over these years TNM has grown to become a leading fully fledged ICT service provider in Malawi.Consequently, TNM has unveiled a line-up of week-long activities(16 to 21 January 2017) to celebrate the exciting decade of football sponsorship.
The Company’s Head of Sales and DistributionProtazio Mthethe said it was only right to celebrate the 10 years of uninterrupted sponsorship that has contributed significantly to the development of football in Malawi.
Said Mthethe; “In the past 10 years, the super league has helped to identify talent from different clubs and districts within the country which has in turn benefitted the national teams and other countries in Africa that have tapped into this pool. As sponsors, we are humbled to be associated with this success.”
Mthethe added that TNM is committed to continue supporting the development of football in Malawi and pledged to significantly invest in the elite league.
“One cannot talk about football in the Malawi without mentioning TNM. It is our hope that this sponsorship of the SuperLeague of Malawiwill continue to uplift the standards of football in Malawi. Our commitment towards football is unwavering, as evidenced by the fact that we continue to invest significantly in the league as a true Malawian company.”said Mthethe.
“You may note that from 2013 to 2015 TNM grew its expenditure towards the super league sponsorship by 33% from MK105mn to MK140mn in 2015. All thisis a manifestation of TNM’s passion to take the game of soccer to another level,”he further pointed out,” he added
The Head of Sales and Distributionapplauded the league administrators and other football stakeholders for a good role played in the past 10 years and said the company was looking forward to a continued cordial partnership.
“It is also important to give special thanks and appreciation toTNM customers who with their support through using TNM services them have enabled TNM to continue sponsoring the super league,” he said.
As part of the celebrations of a decade of sponsorship, TNM has announced the launch of a promotion in which football fans are given the opportunity to form an 18-member squad from all TNM Super League teams excluding Kamuzu Barracks (2016 league winners).
Fans can vote by sending an SMS to 1515 after which they will be prompted to vote for their favorite player and coaches (Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder, Striker, Coach & Team Manager), each SMS will cost K50.
The selected team will play against 2016 champions Kamuzu Barracks and the winner shall be rewarded with a K2 million.
Twenty lucky voters shall each be rewarded with K10, 000 worth of airtime (10 winners every three days).
The promotion runs from 7th January to 14th January 2017 and the voted team shallplay against Kamuzu Barracks in Lilongwe on January 21 with the winner getting a K2 million reward.
Other activities lined up for the celebration include unveiling of a TV documentary that relives the last decade, a K3 million worth of Corporate Social Responsibility initiative by the 2016 Champions and the climax shall be a cocktail event that will also reward 2016 season winners plus an outstanding team for the last decade.
For social media enthusiasts, through TNM twitter and Facebook pages, soccer lovers shall be engaged in sharing of throwback photos to remind each other of exciting TNM Super league moments of the last decade. Images with the most likes shall be rewarded with exciting prizes.