Super Eagles were on Saturday crowned 2012/13 Mzuzu and Districts Football League (MDFL) champions at a prize-giving ceremony held at Mphatso Motel in Mzuzu.
During the event, the league’s sponsor Bishop Abraham Simama announced a hike in stakes from K2 million (about $5 000) to K3 million (about $7 500) effective next season.
A representative of the sponsor Levant Mfune said Bishop Simama was impressed with the way the league was ran last season.
“The committee running the league has fulfilled what was agreed, which includes transparency, accountability as well as ensuring discipline among players, fans and officials.
“For this reason, Bishop Simama has decided to continue sponsoring the league. It is also my pleasure to inform you tonight that the sponsorship has been increased to K3 million [about $5 000] from K2 million [about $7 500] ,” he said.
Reacting to the gesture, MDFL vice-chairperson Lameck Khonje thanked Simama for the move, which he said was a motivation to teams participating in the league.
“We are thankful that despite the harsh economic realities in the recent past, Bishop Simama has not stopped sponsoring our league,” he said.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) board member Alexander Waya, who was guest of honour, urged Super Eagles to engage an extra gear in the elite league which is tougher than the Simama League.