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Soccer Fans In Malawi Welcome U-turn By TNM

Written by  Written By Christy GOMANI in Blantyre Apr 05, 2017

Soccer fans in the country are welcoming the decision by TNM to continue sponsoring the top flight super league.

The mobile network company had withdrawn its sponsorship a few weeks ago when the Competition Fair Trading and Commission (CFTC) suggested the need to consider some sponsorship issues.

The CFTC claimed that TNM’s contract did not allow other companies to also sponsor the league.

CFTC then ordered TNM and Sulom to review the contract.

The move forced Malawi Government through the Sports Ministry to intervene by engaging into talks with TNM, Sports Council of Malawi, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and Sulom.

It was followed by criticism from the public and commentators who described the decision as one way of killing competitive football in the country.

TNM Chief Executive Officer, Douglas Stevenson and Minister of Sports Henry Mussa confirmed the development through a joint statement released on Tuesday.

The statement read that TNM renewed the sponsorship until 2020.

Soccer fans in the city of Blantyre expressed optimism and welcomed the development when this reporter talked to them.

However many were quick to point out that there is need for the sponsors to increase sponsorship as it will raise competition among teams and draw a larger audience.

Enthusiasts are now waiting to be informed of when the league will kick off as details are still not known.


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