Carlsberg boosts Flames morale

Written by  Patrick Lunda

Malawi national football team got a big boost ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Zimbabwe on Saturday after Carlsberg Malawi Breweries in its capacity as official sponsors of the Flames donated 30 travelling bags and 30 T- Shirts.

Twikale Chirwa (right) during the presentation Twikale Chirwa (right) during the presentation

Carlsberg Malawi Senior Brands Manager Twikale Chirwa said on Wednesday at Chiwembe Technical and Development Centre that the company had an obligation to ensure that the players should be presentable whenever they have a game.

Chirwa said it was also one way of ensuring that the players should benefit from the partnership with FAM.

“We would like to see that the players must benefit directly from Carlsberg’s partnership with FAM,” he said.


But he said the travelling bags would be used for the team of the day while players would be offered new T-shirts each and every time they have a game.

“The travelling bags are for the squad of the day not necessarily taking home. The bags will remain in the hands of FAM while fresh T-shirts will be given out to the players whenever the national team assembles.”

FAM President Walter Nyamilandu applauded Carlsberg for the donation which he said had gone beyond the initial sponsorship of K250 million.

“That is a very good gesture as you know Carlsberg has been sponsoring the Flames to the tune of K250 million. We are what we are because of Carlsberg. It is the ongoing support that they are giving us that gives us confidence to well,” Nyamilandu said.

“This donation is something outside our agreement of the sponsorship.”

Flames captain Joseph Kamwendo promised to produce positive results to as a payback to the gesture that Carlsberg had showed through the donation.

“For us to give back we need to do well on Saturday so that we should pay back the support that Carlsberg has given us,” Kamwendo said.

The TP Mazembe professional appealed to other companies to assist the Flames just as Carlsberg is doing.

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