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Malawian Airlines fly FAM media officer to Cosafa

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Malawian Airlines has donated a return air ticket worth K300,000 to Football Association of Malawi (FAM) competitions manager and media officer Gomezgani Zakazaka to enable him travel with the Flames at the Cosafa Cup in South Africa.


This is the first time that the Flames will be traveling with media officer who will be responsible for updating FAM media channels as well as the local media on the team's exploits in the Rainbow Nation.


Making the donation at FAM offices at Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre, Malawian Airways traffic and sales manager Rodwell Magwaya said they decided to sponsor the ticket to ensure the Flames get full coverage of the tournament.


“We are a national carrier and we want other national carriers like the Flames to be given full support so getting wide coverage is one of them,” he said.


"We felt it is proper that a team like the Flames should always be accompanied by media personnel. Malawians should be getting first-hand information from someone on the ground.”


FAM finance and administration manager Chris Mdolo thanked Malawian Airlines for the gesture saying it will help fans follow the Flames thoroughly.


“As an association, it has always been a wish to have a media officer accompany the team everywhere they go so that people back home are updated on events as they unfurl away,” he said.


"It becomes a challenge in most cases to get results or facts about the Flames trip due to lack of media personnel on the ground, so we thank Malawian Airlines for the gesture believe this will turn into a long-term relationship.”


A journalist by profession with nine years’ experience in main stream sports journalism, Zakazaka will be writing for FAM’s website (www.fam,mw), FAM Facebook page and twitter account (@FaMalawi).


He will also be writing stories, doing radio and TV interviews which will be circulated to the local media.

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