Under the partnership, TNM will provide a TNM Plus contract package to the Malawi National Football Team, the Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugen at a total cost of MK3 million on a three-year contract.
Speaking as he presented the package, TNM’s Chief Officer – Consumer Services, Daniel Makata said as the biggest sponsor of football through the Super League, TNM felt obliged to partner with FAM in helping the Flames coach.
“As a brand, TNM is in football for the long-haul and is anxious to see the Flames doing well,” said Makata
Makata said the package brings unlimited talk time for local calls, unlimited SMSs, 10 GB per month for a period of three years plus a handset worth K450,000 and free Wi-Fi hence giving the new coach unlimited freedom to communicate with various stakeholders.
“TNM has noted that the coach is actively engaging Super League teams in his quest to develop the game in Malawi and the phone accords him an opportunity to link with various stakeholders without hustles in his bid to change the fortunes of the Under 17, Under 20 and Senior National team,” said Makata.
He said TNM remains passionate about football development and will continue to explore more innovative avenues of assisting local clubs and the national team.
“TNM will strive to contribute towards ensuring the national team in general and coach in particular operate with utmost efficiency and our TNM Plus contract package offers exactly that to both individuals and businesses. TNM believes that the Flames, being a national team, belong to all of us. It is therefore our collective responsibility to support them financially, materially and morally,” said the Chief Officer for Consumers Services.
FAM Commercial & Marketing Director Limbani Matola hailed TNM for the support towards football development in the country.
“We can’t talk football in Malawi without mentioning the brand “Always with you” and TNM to us is not a sponsor but a partner in the field of football. For our new coach to freely communicate with every stakeholder is a huge bill for FAM but now TNM has relieved us,” said Matola
In 2014 TNM also came forward to bail out the Flames with a K5 million donation that filled an outstanding budget deficit that stood in the way of preparations for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.