Bullets might lose newly found K500 million sponsorship

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…FIFA statutes do not permit tobacco sponsorships

The joy in the camp of probable Super League champions, Big Bullets Football Club, might be short-lived if the reports that Malawi24 has are anything to go by.

Late last night, Malawi24 broke the news that the peoples’ team has secured a K0.5 billion sponsorship from Nyasa Manufacturing Company which deals with tobacco.

Nyasa Manufacturers and FAM officials with Bullets signing the deal

K0.5 billion Bullets sponsorship in limbo

According to the deal, it is expected that Nyasa will fund the team to a tune of K100 million per year for a contract of five years. This would make Bullets FC the highest earning team in the land, overtaking Mighty Wanderers which clinched a deal with a Japanese car dealer.

However, the sponsorship has come under fire over its violation of the FIFA regulations that bar tobacco companies from investing in football.

Information that Malawi24 has indicates that FIFA stops its affiliates from taking anything that has to do with tobacco, strong alcoholic drinks, sexism among other things. This places Bullets in the way of FIFA firing as it is taking money from a company that deals with cigarettes.

“It is illegal to do that and it might attract serious repercussions,” said a source at FAM who spoke on the condition that we do not reveal his details.

The source said that involving cigarette manufacturing companies directly contravenes the FIFA anti-smoking lobby and it is, therefore, not acceptable.

However, the source said Bullets will not be in the firing line of FIFA as it had cleared its way ahead.

“The only good thing about this deal is that we consulted FIFA and pleaded our case before the sealing of the deal, it is not as if we were unaware of the demands of FIFA. We talked to FIFA and they gave us a go ahead, so Bullets fans should not panic at the news,” said the source from FAM.

Malawi24 has been tipped that rival fans of Bullets are contemplating writing FIFA to alert them of the anomaly and have Bullets punished.

 

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  1. Total rubbish! Ngati mwasowa zolemba ingotsekani page yanuyi….anthu a nsanje inu mumafuna bullets izivutika nthawi zonse…no wonder mpira sukupita patsogolo ku malawi…..shut up! malawi 24!….. BIG BULLETS FOR LIFE!!!

  2. Wabweretsa nkhaniyi kaya wapeka kaya ndi yowona tiyeni tisamunyoze mopanda nzeru. nthawi imene Limbe Leaf inkathandiza Manoma nkuti World Health Org (WHO) isanayambe campaign ya “KUSUTA KUMAONONGA MOYO. Ndichifukwa chake Embass Trophy inathetsedwa. sindinamvepo zokhudza mowa. ngati chikho cha carlseberg chinaimitsidwa chinali chifukwa cha zipolowe zomwe zidayambika pa ma finals pomwe Muzipase Mwangondd anagoletsa chovuta. ngati nkhaniyi ndi yoona ndiye kuti Nyamilandu ndi munthu osakhulupilika chifukwa akudziwa bwino lomwe za campaign imeneyi ndipo akufunna kungouvula mtundu wa a Malawi

  3. Muzasiyi liti moyo wa nsanje ndi kaduka?ndi ma team angati omwe amathandizidwa ndi company yopanga mowo?Limbe leaf inali yopanga news?carlsberdge ikuthandiza flames imapanga matress? Yambani kukonda dziko lanu ndi zithu za mdziko mwanu

  4. Ngati mukuti a fodya,a mowa asamapange zokhudzana ndi mpira,nanga bwanji a carlsberg akubweretsa zikho apapa no matta sakusapota team koma nawo asapange zampira.Nsanje basi chonchi mufuna kuti mpira utukuke mmmmm bodza iyi.

  5. what abt the heinken that take part sponsering UEFA,is there charge from FIFA?koditu choipa ndi choipa bas!tisiyeni ife a NBB timwe wamkaka bassss!nsanje siimanga mudzi anyi!ife timakufunirani zabwino nthawi zonse,koma inu nsanji ili mbweeee!paliponse.kaya zanu izi,muisova pamene ife tikukonzekera kumamwa tea wamkaka.

  6. That’s not on,if heiniken is an official sponsor of uefa champions league and all those other alcoholic be average companies who are involved in the sport are doing it why not NMC? Zamkutuuuuuuu

  7. Following……….cosafa castle, limbe leaf wanderers, ma coach amasuta ukuwawona pa super sport ali pa ntchito mground aja bwanji sadawathamangitsepo ndi malamulo atsopano?

  8. Munali ana nthawi imene lamuloli amalikhazikitsa kuyamba kugwira ntchito mumakumbukila 555 challenge cup inatha ndilamulo limenelitu ndie kuti nonsenu ku Nyasa Bullets ko simadziwa malamulo amenewa…..kkkkkk

  9. Ma company mukuwanena kt amachita sponsor za mpira amakhala atakapereka kenakake ku FIFA koma inu mwangoziyamba musanakaonekereko nde nzimenezo muziona

  10. CHIMENE AMALEMBA SAMADZIWA nanga CASSLE LAGA ya castle cap ndi NKAKA kkkkkk Zovutatu kungoti chifukwa zabwera ku BB or Beforward ikanabwera ku BB mukanamva kuti COMPANY YOGULITSA MAGALIMOTO AKALE akuti ayi kkkkkkkk

  11. kkkkkkk! msanje pa nyasalande, nchifukwa chake nkovuta kuti mpira wathu upite patsogolo, bb 4 lyf, akane akane, alole alole, mkuzamwanso wamkaka pompo pompo!!!

  12. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk ,,,,,,,, mayo, mayo, mayo, koma ndiye zibedwa ndipo azinyambita hvy ndipo ku Bullets kukhaka phwando hvy ,,,, kkkkkkkkkkk ,,,, Bullets have got poor and greedy financial adminstrators incomparison to Wanderers camp, and that 500m will be embezzled by Bullets officials nanga si ndi zachilendo kodi ,,,,, but Nomads shud not be shaken by that, lets focus on tomorrow’s Standard Bank cup final against those civil servants ,,,,,,, kkkkkkkkkkkkk ,,,,,,,, koma phwando lilipo ,,,,,,, Wat ?? 500m / yr ? kkkkkkklkl

  13. Zamkutu eti,Don’t take malawians 4granted we are much tired with,Mind u God z watching&No doubt one day malawi will rise&we gonna celebrate in style,Osati zafotseki zimenezi.Leave the sponsor to do their best.BB NDI DHILU

  14. Zamkutu eti,Don’t take malawians 4granted we are much tired with,Mind u God z watching&No doubt one day malawi will rise&we gonna celebrate in style,Osati zafotseki zimenezi

  15. Mmene Ndidalowera Patsambali Palibe Canzeru Comwe Amaika,kd Tiziti Amalawi 24 Ndi Mbulizokhazokha?Ine Zimandidabwitsa,musinthe Zina Muike(nyasa Lie)

  16. One wonders why these sentiments never arose along Calsberg has been sponsoring football. How come these sentiments never arose all along Castle Larger has been funding COSAFA? Strange remarks…

  17. Malawians, when will we stop this spirit of envy? The chair has already said that they contacted Fifa through FAM (Walter Nyamilandu) on some advice and we’re given a go ahead, what else do you want?

  18. Im a Bullets fan, but this is true unless some amendments hv been made. BAT Malawi dropped its Embassy Trophy after put restriction on cigarrette advertisement, sponsorship, prommotion. Thats why BAT ground was surrendered bcz the entity had nothing to do with football. Mwina poti Sepp & Walter akuchoka.

  19. Ine ndine wa Nyerere,koma ndati ndinenepo pa zabodza zomwe mtolankhani wa Malawi 24 wanena.Bwanji mufuna kuletsa zithandizo za abale athu a BB? Watola kuti nkhani imeneyi? Ndalama sizanu osamatero ayi. Ife tikuwafunira a BB zabwino zonse m’mene apeza thanizoli.

  20. kod heineken or black label are these soft drinks? Why Fifa simaletsa these guys kupanga sponsor mpira? Journalist walemba nkhan iy waonesaratu kt mkalas anabwera chabe. In short ths page is coming more less like a s***t

  21. Ili ndi bodza, olembayu is trying to instigate mkwiyo wa anthu. Mu africa muno simuli castle lager, ndi uja wa ku west africa uja? Ku england liverpool was sponsored by carlsberg, champions league is being sponsored by heineken. Aletsa liti???? Fotseki!!! Demeti!!! Mxiiiiiii

  22. Ndikudziwa kuti pa Kanyimbi wina yemwe akufuna kuti BB izibvutikabe. Mumafuna sponsorship ilkhale ya team yanu eti? A bwamphini inu munakhala bwanji dumbo ndi team ya anzanu? Dere pamenepa mwayamba kale manong’o nong’o ofuna kulepheretsa sponsorship’yi. Koma ndithu a Kanyimbi onyera pamodzi modzi basi.

  23. Please dont post rumours in the name of news. Do thorough research before posting. Dont rely on our comments as your research!

  24. kodi LIMBE leaf ija imapanga zamitsuko momwe imathandiza WANDRAS muja?bwanji mumadana ndi BULLETS?muzitenge bwinotu wina aona polee,titamutapa nkhwiko

  25. according to the reports the involved parties checked with FIFA before confirming the deal..perhaps there z more to t that somehow beats the FIFA statues.

  26. This is new FIFA rule to ban all tobacco related companies from sponsoring any sporting activity… Those who follow soccer will not argue or dispute with this rule…….

  27. Am a nyerere fan,bt statement yi munsi mwake ikuti even alcoholic drinks producerz, a fifa amawalesa kupanga sponsor mpira,wic means its a total lie,ku RSA kuli black label,uefa amapanga sponsor ndi a heineken,carlsberg cup,nde wina aziti opanga ndudu! Thats fake!!

  28. this story lacks sense somehow. how can the same official talk of the negative and later point out a positive hahahha. if the issue was sorted out with FIFA then why is the same official saying bullets might lose sponsorship

  29. In your first article u said that Nyamilandu was there during the signing of the contract, you want to tell us that Nyamilandu is a failure, he does not know FiFA rules? Heeeee! Ndie mwatinso fan rivals to bullets are writing to FIFA to punish Bullets, ndizoonadi kuti he who try to pull you down iz below you. Muona Pooooooly #Bullets_for_life u

  30. Ngati ndi chocho then Arsenal will also lose their sponsorship. No wonder, the gun is very harmful than tobaco. Enanu mumapembeza azungu tu!

    • Bwana Nazombe Ine Ndimaona Ngati BAT Ndi “BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO?” Idapangatu Sponsor Matrophy Angapo, Zoomba nsaluzo Ndaiwala

  31. Yet they allow companies associated with beer. What rubbish is that ? No wonder Blatter and company were engaged in corruption

  32. I thought fifa aproved the deal according to nyasatimes kodi ife ndiye timve ziti?deal or no dael chifukwa nebatu akunvetsa chisoni kwambiri