Local football powerhouses Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers have appealed to the countryâ€™s new leadership to take deliberate measures to encourage the corporate world to invest in sports, and football in particular.
The two giants, who currently do not have sponsorship, said there is need for political will to woo companies to sponsor football.
Nomads general secretary David Kanyenda said it is sad that the countryâ€™s two big clubs do not have sponsorship.
On his part, Bullets vice-general secretary Higger Mkandawire said their efforts to seek the intervention of the previous leadership on sponsorship, proved futile.
“While we are aware that it is not governmentâ€™s obligation to help us, we hope the new administration will hold our hand,” said Mkandawire.
He also noted that for the past years, the President has been supporting youth football development by ensuring Joyce Banda Foundationâ€™s participation in national youth football competitions.
“This is a clear sign that she has passion for the game. It is this foresight that makes us believe that we are bound to see a sports policy that will be favourable to the development of football and sports in general,” Mkandawire said.