By Tuesday afternoon Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers would know which team has swayed Carlsberg Malawi Limited into a long-term sponsorship.
The giant brewer will let the cat out of the bag during a ceremony to be held from 12.30pm at Protea Ryalls, Blantyre, according to an invitation letter sent to The Nation on Monday.
“Carlsberg Malawi invites you to a press briefing on the Carlsberg Football Sponsorship. Please confirm your attendance by providing the name of the reporter who will attend this function,” wrote Carlsberg corporate communications officer Towela Pilling.
Carlsberg financed both teams for a season with an option for a long-term deal to the team that impresses as a worthwhile partner on and off the field of play.
Both sides had some equal measure of blemishes and successes.
They, both, finished the season with a cup each (Standard Bank Cup for Wanderers and Presidential Cup for Bullets) while also sharing crowd trouble cases.
Bullets general secretary Higger Mkandawire on Tuesday said: “We are ready to take anything.It is our prayer that they should take both of us.”
His Wanderers’ counterpart David Kanyenda said: “Naturally, we are anxious…we are cautiously optimistic.”
Carlsberg Malawi senior brands manager (alcoholics) Twikale Chirwa was quoted at the weekend as saying they would announce some good news.
Carlsberg Malawi also bankrolls Carlsberg Cup.