The Super league leaders clinched one of the richest sponsorship deals in the history of Malawian football when they struck a K0.5 billion deal with Nyasa Manufacturing Company on Friday last week.
However, the sponsorship deal was hanging by thread following FIFA’s statuses on tobacco involvement in sponsoring the beautiful game. But according to our findings, Big Bullets executive committee led by Chairman Sam Chilunga consulted the World Soccer governing body who gave them a permission to go ahead and sign the contract.
“It’s true we have landed a K100 million sponsorship deal per year for five years. We will announce formally giving you all the details. This deal took long to materialize because i had to court FIFA just to get some clarity,” said the Bullets chairman.
Commenting on the issue, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu said there is nothing wrong in the sponsorship deal.
“As an association, we are happy that long at last, Bullets have sponsors. A big team like Bullets deserves to have a sponsorship like this one and there is nothing wrong in the deal, they got FIFA and FAM’s approval,” said Nyamilandu.
Nyasa will be pumping in K100 million per season for five years, making it the richest sponsorship deal in Malawi’s football history. Former Malawi president Bakili Muluzi was the last sponsor for the team way back in 2004 and since then, the team has endured economic hardships in the top flight.