Complex Tigresses may secure a long-term financial sponsorship from Candlex Limited following the team’s success during the Airtel Money Netball Championships in Mzuzu last week.
The home and personal care products manufacturers dropped a hint on Wednesday when Tigresses visited the company with the trophy to appreciate the firm’s support towards the team’s participation in the national finals of the competition.
Candlex sales and marketing manager Dennis Bvalani said the company provided 250 litres of diesel, worth over K200 000 (US$449), for Tigresses to use for transport to the national contest and they are excited with the team’s success.
“It seems we have one thing in common; being number one all the time. We are happy with the team’s success and we will soon sit down as a company to discuss the possibility of a permanent partnership,” said Bvalani.
“We are a number one brand that always wants to associate ourselves with victors and Tigresses can make an excellent partner.”
On her part, Tigresses team manager Hellene Mpinganjira-Tasosa, who was accompanied by assistant coach Charles Mhango, said they are ready to embrace Candlex’s prospective offer. She said they are appreciative of the company’s assistance towards their recent trip.
However, when asked if the coming in of another corporate partner would not jeopardise their loyalty to current associates College of Medicine (CoM) Sports Complex, Mpinganjira-Tasosa said: “Not at all; the Complex only helps us with fitness aspect of the team and not in monetary terms. Therefore, if Candlex comes in, we will sit down to see how to go about it.”
Tigresses have now won all but one competition they participated in since last year. They won the inaugural Airtel Money Championship, the Rainbow Paints Netball Series, the GOtv Netball Championships and the Presidential Championships, but lost the 2014 OG Issa Southern Region Netball League (SRNL) to Diamonds.