Malswitch has stopped sponsoring University of Malawi’s (Unima) big sporting events such as the University of Malawi Students Union (Umsu) Games, but they will be sponsoring competitions for a particular Unima constituent college.
The firm’s business development and sales officer Harry Hackim made the revelation on Saturday after funding a day-long Poly Bobcats Invitational Basketball Tournament to the tune of K300 000 (about $714) at the Polytechnic.
This means Malswitch will not bankroll the 2013 Umsu Games expected to start from June 15-16, as they did last year when they injected K2 million (about $4 761) into the annual event.
“What will be happening is that a college will be identifying an event it wants to organise and forward us its proposals for consideration of financial support. But let me emphasise that it is not a commitment that we will be doing this each and every time,” said Hackim.
The six-team Poly Bobcats Invitational Basketball Tournament was won by Chanco Hawks after beating Hi Flyers 40-26.