Southern Region Football Association secures K10.5m deal
By: Andrew Chilapondwa
Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) has finally secured a three year K10.5 million sponsorship deal with Masters Security Services for premier division and second division respectively.
The official signing ceremony took place at Mpira Village on Friday afternoon in presence of Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu, SRFA Chairman Raphael Humba and Masters Security Managing Director Alfred Gangata.
The new sponsors have already given K3 million, two trophies and medals to SRFA for the upcoming season.
Speaking to the media, Nyamilandu hailed Masters Security for rescuing SRFA from humilitation following contractual disputes with Nsejjere Sports Wear.
“Masters Security Services have rescued Southern Region FA from total humiliation following their contractual disputes with Nsejjere. We are very greatful to them for pumping in their money to sponsor the league.”
“In Malawi, getting a sponsorship is hard but losing it, is very simple, it takes seconds to lose a sponsor. I am advising Humba and his committee to safeguard this sponsorship deal,” he said.
On his part, Humba thanked the new sponsors for rescuing SRFA and promised to manage every penny very well.
“I was humiliated and insulted by Nsejjere but God has been wonderful to my committee. We have secured a new sponsorship and let me take this opportunity to thank Masters Security for this gesture.”
“We will manage this deal very well in order to safe guard it. We are also assuring our new sponsors that they will double the amount that has been given to us,” he said.
In his remarks, Gangata said his company thought it wise to sponsor RSFA as it was the only association without a sponsorship.
He however pleaded with Malawians to support the company in order to boost sales.
“We are happy to be part and parcel of Southern Region Football Association. Our company is ready to come up with a national trophy if this agreement proves to be a success.”
“As a Malawian company, we are pleading with Malawians to support our business in order to boost our sales. If we are given enough support, we will be able to come up with the said national tournament,” he said.
Premier division winner will be given K2 million from K1 million received last year.
Second division champions will be given K8 hundred thousand from K5 hundred thousand they pocketed last season.
Edited by: Brian Culwell