Bakhresa Malawi Limited, sponsors of Azam Tigers FC, have given the TNM Super league outfit the green light to look for a co-sponsor.
The company’s sales manager Elias Nyirongo said this on Tuesday when presenting a K2 million cheque to the club to motivate them in the remaining league matches so that they finish among the top six.
“In addition to that, we are offering the players K150 000 for a win and half the amount for a draw in the remaining two matches,” he said.
The Kau Kau Boys are currently eighth with 39 points.
Nyirongo further said the money is part of the company’s contribution towards Christmas for the players.
Tigers chairperson Sydney Chikoti hailed Bakhresa for giving them the freedom to look for co-sponsors, saying it will open up other opportunities.
“We agreed with Bhakressa that co-sponsorship is an option and this means if we could get another partner on board, they will be offered the most visible space on the team’s paraphernalia to advertise their brand as well as naming rights if they come up with a better offer.”
Commenting on the donation, Chikoti described it as a timely motivation, saying: “Maybe it can inspire us to move up the ladder. This is an added incentive.”
He also said although their annual K6 million sponsorship is by far on the lower side compared to the other teams in the Super League, “but we still appreciate considering the current tough economic climate. Of course, it could be better but without them, we could have suffered a lot more.”
Bakhresa, through its Azam brand, has been sponsoring Tigers for seven years now. n