By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
The new Southern Region Football League sponsors, Masters Security Services have revealed plans to introduce a national tournament if their new partnership with the (SRFA) proves to be a success.
Speaking during the official signing ceremony at Mpira Village in Chiwembe on Friday afternoon, the company’s Managing Director Alfred Gangata said plans to have a national tournament worthy K50 to K70 million are in the offing if everything goes well with SRFA.
“We are planning to introduce a national tournament where Super League teams will be involved but only if our new partnership with Southern Region Foot Football Association proves to be a success.”
“We are pleading with Malawians to support our products in order to boost our sales so that we can fulfill the dream of having the national tournament. It’s not on to support foreign companies who have no interest to give back to the public what they are benefiting from Malawians. If we receive public support, we will introduce the tournament,” he said.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu promised Gangata that the association will sell Masters Security brand to Malawians in order to boost the company’s sales as one way of appreciating their good gesture.
“We will sell Masters Security Services brand to Malawians as one way of appreciating this good gesture. We have big companies in Malawi who makes billions of Kwachas but they are unwilling to invest in football but a Malawian company has pumped in millions of Kwachas into football so we will sale their brand in order to boost their business,” said Nyamilandu.
During the signing ceremony, Masters Security and SRFA signed a three-year K10.5 million deal to sponsor Premier Division and Second division respectively.
K3 million, medals and two trophies were given in advance to SRFA with a view to that the remaining amount mid-way through the season.
Masters Security Services has become the second Malawian company to pump money into football, following the Foundation for Irrigation and Sustainable Development (FISD) K40 million sponsorship of FA cup which kicks off in months’ time.