By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
Wizards FC owner and Technical Director Peter Mponda has hinted that his side is about to secure another sponsorship deal with a company yet to be revealed ahead of the new season which kicks off in three days’ time.
Wizards are on the verge of returning back into the top flight following Dedza Young Soccer’s refusal to take part in the promotion play offs aimed at identifying the 16th team and having defeated Airborne Rangers 2-1, they are favorites to remain in the Premier League
Speaking in an interview with The Malawi Star, Mponda said discussions with the possible new sponsors are going on very well and if all goes well, he will be making an announcement to the general public.
“We are currently in discussions with a certain company over a possible sponsorship deal and if all goes well, we should be able to officially announce the good news to the general public. Apart from the company, some well-wishers have also shown interest in taking us on board,” he said.
On his team’s preparations ahead of the new season, the former Big Bullets, Flames and Black Leopards Captain said they are very much prepared for the season with a mission of surviving the chop and entertaining football fanatics in the country.
“In our debut season, we only entertained the fans but we failed to record some important victories and eventually, we got relegated but this time around, we have a mission of both entertaining our fans and winning games so that by the end of the season, we should be able to survive the chop,” he concluded.
Wizards had a season to forget as they finished bottom of the standings with just 21 points from 28 games but they were given a sigh of relief when Super League of Malawi (Sulom) announced that they will be involved in promotion play offs in order to identify the 16th team in the upcoming Premier League season.
However, the play offs were put on hold by Dedza Young Soccer who obtained a Court Injunction against Sulom’s decision saying they deserved an automatic place in the league as they finished in 13th position.
With Dedza officially pulling out of the play offs, Wizards are very much likely to play in the top flight again considering the fact that Airborne Rangers are also in danger of pulling out of the play offs following Malawi Defence Force’ (MDF) decision to have only three teams in the league starting from next year due to financial constraints.