Government and Football Association of Malawi (FAM) yesterday took turns to commend Zamm Investment for sponsoring the Under-17 schools football tournament to the tune of K48 million.
During a press briefing at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe, Zamm Investment director Zacharia Tutla announced that they have partnered Malawi Schools Sports Association (Massa) in sponsoring the Under-17 Football League.
“Today, is another manifestation of our dreams at Zamm Investment as we embark on another exciting journey and that is partnering a very important association, but overlooked in as far as development of sports and football in the country is concerned. We are doing it through our brand Cool Fizz,” he said.
Tutla said they are facing a number of challenges from smuggled fizzy drinks, but they thought of giving back to the community through this partnership with Massa.
Director in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Jamieson Ndalama, who was the guest of honour, described Zamm Investment as true partners and promised government’s support to ensure that the company continues to make profits.
“Through this sponsorship, not only are you promoting sports, but indirectly you are also promoting the education and also mental and physical well-being of these children.
“Sports has proved to have the potential to improve the well-being of people. Sports also has proved to be a vehicle to increase attendance in schools. We are very grateful,” he said.
On his part, FAM vice-president James Mwenda said by sponsoring school football, Zamm Investment is indirectly supporting FAM.
“This is also an investment to FAM. The group that you are targeting is the age group we rely on at FAM as feeder to the senior national team. From now on we will list you as one of our sponsors. We work together with Massa to promote football at grass roots and we commend your investment,” he said.