TNM Super League rookies Ekwendeni Hammers have received bottles of Fresh-Yo Drinking Yoghurt worth K100 000 from Mzuzu Dairy Limited in appreciation of their 3-0 win over Mzuzu Warriors at the weekend.
Joseph Mbewe’s brace and Clever Kaira’s strike ensured that the top-flight rookies bagged full points. They are sixth in the 16-team league with 13 points from seven matches.
Mzuzu Dairy Limited managing director Denis Chitowe said the donation was meant to motivate the team to continue doing well.
“For some time now, we have had discussions with the team’s leadership regarding sponsorship. So far, we are impressed with its performance in the Super League and as we are finalising our negotiations, we thought it wise to provide them with the healthy drinks as a token of appreciation for their win over Warriors,” he said.
Chitowe said as a processor of dairy products, Mzuzu Dairy wants to align with a sports club as part of their repositioning strategy and hinted at settling for Hammers because of their impressive performance.
Hammers team manager Benjamin Thole thanked Mzuzu Dairy for the gesture, saying it will motivate the players to work even harder.
“Mzuzu Dairy have displayed their confidence in the team. It is, therefore, our duty to keep up the good performance so that we should sustain the partnership because no company wants to associate with a team that is not doing well,” he said.
The club’s patron Gift Mkandawire said they are impressed with the players’ commitment and performance.
He said: “When we earned promotion into the Super League, we wanted to be realistic on our target and it was about avoiding relegation.
“But I am surprised that these boys now want to compete for the title.
“As a patron, I am proud of my team, we laid a strategy and it is working to perfection.”
Hammers’ next assignment is against Karonga United this Saturday at Karonga Stadium.