Thursday, 25 May 2017

Airtel Malawi Launches Top 8 Cup

Written by  Written By Madalitso PHIRI in Blantyre Mar 03, 2017

Mobile telecommunications provider, Airtel Malawi has launched a football cup.

Dubbed Airtel Top 8 the annual tourney will have the top eight teams from the Super League battle out for the MK 15 million grand prize with MK 1 million going out to each club for simply participating.

This was unveiled in during a media briefing in Blantyre on Thursday.

The annual cup will run for three years courtesy of a MK 98 million sponsorship from the phone company.

Airtel top 8 will played over 14 weeks every year featuring Kamuzu Baracks, Nyasa Big Bullets, Silver Strikers, Blue Eagles and MAFCO.

Azam Tigers, Moyale Baracks and Be Forward Wanderers will also be trying their luck to be crowned to be top of the eight.

Speaking during the briefing, Airtel’s Managing Director Charles Kamoto stated that it was high time his company developed club football in the country.

Kamoto added that through Airtel top 8 they will be focusing on the next level in developing the caliber of sports in Malawi.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President, Walter Nyamilandu who was present at the launch hailed the phone company for taking up the sponsorship.

“We overwhelmed and truly excited to see Airtel Malawi joining forces to make domestic football vibrant and active,” said Nyamilandu.

“We look forward to having an exciting knock out tournament and we believe cooperate confidence is key to the development of football in the country,” Nyamilandu added.


Airtel previously sponsored the Flames National football team; the Malawi Queens Netball team and it host Airtel Rising Stars which aims at unearthing football talent for under 17 boys and girls in the country.

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