Super League champions, prior to the award presentation ceremony, make this donation at the end of each soccer season as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility by the sponsors as a way of connecting elite league teams and players with the local communities.
TNM’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Daniel Makata said the contribution augers well with the TNM Truly Malawian brand values of empowering fellow Malawians. He further thanked the nation for its unwavering support to the league in the just ended season.
“Throughout the league, TNM undertook initiatives such as the recently ended Zampira promotion, which directly engaged soccer lovers and rewarded them for their support towards the elite league. Following the closure of Chichiri Stadium, games were held in Balaka, Chikwawa and Mulanje. Through it all, the response from supporters has been exceptional. We at TNM say thank you very much Malawi.
“This is a Corporate Social Investment that TNM and season champions undertake in giving back to the community for supporting the league. The 2017 champions Be Forward Wanderers selected Balaka as this year’s beneficiary for the initiative, which has been their home playing ground in the 2017 league season,” remarked Ngwenya.
The items to be donated to the school include teaching and learning materials (text books, exercise books, pens and pencils), 2 sets of football kits and first aid kits, all worth K2 million. In addition to this, Wanderers FC will mentor the pupils and intend to play one game with the school’s soccer team.
Other institutions facilities that have benefited from similar donations include Holy Family Mission Hospital in Phalombe and Zomba Central Hospital where 2014 and 2015 champions Nyasa Big Bullets donated medical equipment and other assorted items.
In 2017, 2016 Season Champions Kamuzu Barracks donated medical items and food stuffs to Dowa District Hospital.