Some former Mighty Wanderers FC supporters committee officials say they are set to extend to the Lower Shire their drive to convince the team’s supporters to open accounts with FDH Bank plc from next week.
Led by former supporters committee chairperson Yona Malunga, a group of the Nomads fans launched the initiative in March this year as a token of appreciation to business mogul and philanthropist Thom Mpinganjira, who is also the bank’s major shareholder and founder, for bailing out the club with K24 million towards players, technical and administrative staff salaries recently.
In an interview on Friday, Malunga said: “Having successfully completed the exercise in Blantyre, where over 1 000 fans opened accounts with the bank, we are now extending to other districts, starting with the Lower Shire.
“We will stop at almost every trading centre all the way to Marka at the border in Nsanje,” he said.
The flamboyant fan said apart from being a token of appreciation to Mpinganjira, the initiative could also help open doors for a future partnership between the club and the bank.
“This is our own contribution as a group of fans for what Mpinganjira did. We are also doing it purely for the love of the club, and we urge Wanderers supporters to open accounts with FDH Bank because it is a home-grown bank,” he said.
Mpinganjira said he has been a long-time Nomads diehard; hence, the assistance.
On his part, FDH Financial Holdings Limited group head of marketing Levie Nkunika said: “We appreciate what the supporters are doing on their own by engaging fellow fans to choose and support a home-grown bank.
“As a bank, we have a wide branch and agency network nationwide, providing absolute convince and a robust range of digital products some of which, customers can open on their own