In a bid to lift the flames from the death zone, the FDH Bank on Tuesday declared a three year sponsorship deal with the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) for the Malawi National Football team worth MK30 million a year.
Speaking at the Mpira Village in Chiwembe, FDH Bank Managing Director, Eric Ouattara said he was pleased to collaborate with the Football Association of Malawi in conveying the sport of football to Malawians.
“Football in Malawi is a noteworthy gam that excites a large number of Malawians. It is a game that drives enthusiasm and excitement and it likewise puts food on the table of a huge number of Malawians”, he said.
He kept on saying that it is subsequently obvious that football is a piece of numerous Malawian lives. FDH Bank is a home developed and home bred bank.
“We pride in our motto which says ‘Our Bank, Our Future and Grow with Us’. We have chosen to accomplice FAM with the goal that we ought to likewise be part of this without bounds and in growth of Malawi, even in football,” said Ouattara.
Praising the development, FAM president, Walter Nyamilandu expressed excitement with the sponsorship portraying it as convenient as the financing for the national team keeps on waning.
“This is an uplifting news to Malawi football and it couldn’t have come at a superior time than now. The Flames financing from government has quite recently been diminished and we began freezing on getting funds for the team’s last Afcon match against Swaziland next month”, said Walter.
The FAM president welcomed the Bank’s sponsorship warmly and encouraged them to keep helping the football flaternity in the nation.
“FDH is welcome to football and has not committed an error. It is a Malawian bank and there is no other avenue that would have helped them develop than football. FAM will ensure that FDH gets the best agreement in this consent to show others that football has esteem”, he said.