…demands an improvement from Flames players
They have been quite for sometime despite sponsoring a team which is not producing results, but on Tuesday morning, Carlsberg Malawi Limited had a special message to the Malawi National Football Team.
The official sponsors coughed up K50 million for the team to use at Cosafa Castle Senior Challenge Cup slated for Namibia next month. Before handing over the dummy cheque, the company’s Senior Brands Manager for Alcoholics Twikale Chirwa said:
“By the end of everything, Malawians will judge you. We have been sponsoring the team despite poor run of results.”
“It’s time to restore national pride. It’s time to make Malawians happy. The team has been disappointing for the quite some time, it’s time to turn the tables around,” said Chirwa.
On his part, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu emotionally pleaded with the team to do it for Carlsberg and Malawians.
“Zimbabwe plays just like us. They are in financial crisis just like us, it’s possible to turn tables around. To them, we are the underdogs but inside the field of play, we are equal.”
“Lets go there and die for the nation. Lets do it for the sponsors. We cannot afford to lose Carlsberg at this point of time. Our package from government has been reduced instead of being increased so the only way to safeguard this sponsorship is for the team to start producing good results,” said Nyamilandu.
The Flames are yet to register a win in the 2017 African Cup of Nations Group L qualifying matches and if they are to keep their dreams of making it to Gabon alive, Malawi must beat Zimbabwe on Sunday.
The team leaves for Harare on Friday for the clash on Sunday before proceeding to Namibia for the Cosafa tournament.