Seven ladies’ basketball teams are expected to compete in an invitational tournament that has been organised by Capital Oil Refining Industries (Cori) as part of Kukoma Eagles sponsorship launch.
Eagles recently secured sponsorship from Cori through its Kukoma cooking oil brand and the official launch is set for April 21 in Blantyre.
Team manager Ronald Mbekeani said they are looking forward to a successful partnership with Kukoma.
“All details pertaining to the sponsorship such as the package and duration will be revealed at the launch. But we have organised a tournament as part of the activities to mark the launch. We will also have two men’s teams,” he said.
Mbekeani said Kukoma’s support will help transform the club to be the best on the local scene.
“We have a squad of about 23 players and we have roped in some good players. We believe that this sponsorship will help us to achieve our goal of winning the league title,” he said.
Cori sponsorship coordinator Violet Kapolo said they accepted Eagles’ sponsorship request because Kukoma brand is for all.
“It’s not that we have a lot of money to spend but it is a way of helping to develop sports, especially teams that have a vision,” she said.
Kukoma also sponsor top netball side Kukoma Diamonds. n