Ecobank and Business Computers Services (BCS) last weekend contributed material and financial support worth about K2 million towards the Blantyre Mayor’s Trophy.
Ecobank put in four sets of football and netball uniforms valued at K1.15 million for the finalists while BCS donated K700 000 cheque.
“We are proud to be associated with this competition which nurtures football and netball talent from the grassroots. As a bank, we would like to grow together with sports development in the country,” said Ecobank’s media brands and communications manager Lumbani Misoya.
On his part, BCS managing director James Chimwaza said they were obliged to assist because the competition is aimed at improving sports standards in primary schools.
“Sports play a big role in helping the physical growth of children and make them refresh their brains after classes. It is for this reason and our good relationship with Blantyre City Council that we have decided to contribute something towards the schools’ competition,” Chimwaza said.
A few days ago Dairyboard Malawi also made a donation of 2 000 units of milk worth K1.1 million. The milk is distributed to Mayor’s Trophy competing teams during matches.
Blantyre City Mayor Noel Chalamanda thanked the companies for the timely assistance, saying it will go a long way in motivating the youths to bring out their best performance in the competition.