28 October 2016 Last updated at: 9:52 AM
Mayor’s Trophy attracts many sponsors
Organisers of the Mayor’s Trophy in Blantyre say many companies and individuals have expressed interest to sponsor the competition.
Speaking during a press conference at Blantyre City Council, Deputy Mayor for Blantyre Wild Ndipo said the trophy is progressing well and more benefactors are coming in with their support.
Ndipo mentioned Local Government minister Kondwani Nankhumwa as the first guarantor who opened the door for other well-wishers who are now coming in to sponsor the trophy.
‘’I can say that we are progressing and more promoters have started coming in to support us, others have just pledged which is giving us muscles,’’ he explained.
He said the first round games of the competition started on 1st October this year and will continue to be played up to the month of December.
Speaking at the same briefing, councilor Mike Mambo who is the organising chairman for the Mayor’s Trophy said this year the competition will only focus on netball and football but other disciplines such as tennis and volleyball will be included come next year.
‘’Currently other companies have pledged to buy us uniforms for quarterfinal games and we have faith that the trophy will continue going on well,’’ Mambo said.
The Mayor’s Trophy is competed for by under-14 netball and football school teams from private and public schools in Blantyre.
The trophy includes 170 games involving schools from six zones, 85 games for football and 85 games for netball at district level. At city level 188 games will be played.