Mighty Wanderers FC will maintain their traditional blue and white colours although they have just got a K70 million windfall from their new sponsors, Be Forward.
The club’s marketing committee chairperson Collins Chitimbe, said the team has since changed its name to Be Forward Wanderers following the one-year contract they have signed with the Japanese car exporter.
During a press briefing held at Wanderers Club in Blantyre on Friday, Chitimbe said the change of the name was included in the sponsorship proposal they submitted to Be Forward.
“The team will maintain the blue and white colours. However, we will also incorporate brand colours of our new financiers on our jerseys. We will also be using Be Forward-branded uniforms in other games,” he said.
Meanwhile, Nomads general secretary Mike Butao, who first broke the sponsorship news, promised to prudently use the sponsorship money.
He added that they will restructure the team to improve performance on the pitch.
“By our standards, we had a poor season on the pitch and we vowed this should not be repeated. But to ensure sound performance on the pitch, we needed adequate funding, which we now have. You will see positive changes at Wanderers,” said Butao.
Be Forward has not minced words about continuation of sponsorship based on assessment of the year-long sponsorship.
Wanderers had no sponsor since 2010 when Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) withdrew its support.
Nevertheless, Butao said Be Forward, which had no representative at the briefing, will officially launch the sponsorship in the next two weeks. n