Herewith are people’s views on Carlsberg Malawi’s decision to continue sponsoring both Bullets and Wanderers for another year as opposed to choosing one team as earlier promised.
—Carlsberg is trying to find a way of pulling out, but they know doing it will be a shame to management.
—This is the best Carlsberg could do, choosing one team when other companies do not even want to support, but go for golf.
—That is a brilliant decision. They both deserve being sponsored. Achoka kutali matimu amenewa.
—It is a nice development, although Carlsberg itself made a mistake in the first place. In my view, I think they would have started sponsoring one team from the word go. BB and Nomads are the same birds and it will be difficult to differentiate them. Come next year, you will face another dilemma.
—Angobisala, amafuna Nomads, that is why they delayed.
—I do not understand why they have decided to get two teams. They should just abandon one team. We heard rumours that a certain company will take over the remaining team. They have made things worse between the teams.
—Their reason to sponsor both teams does not make sense. Bullets deserved it, this is football politics.
—It is a good idea, but the truth is that they failed to come up with a decision.
—It is a welcome development; so far, so good for both teams. This is sportsmanship not to let BB and Nomads die. If other companies did the same, teams such as MDC United and Escom United would not have died.
—By offering the sponsorship to both teams, it shows that Nomads could not be left out no matter what. The brokers connection to Nomads, it was a race for one winner.
—Carlsberg has to continue sponsoring. But they were supposed to pick one team as people were promised. Otherwise this will kill the passion for the game. It will be like children from one father.
—They should tell the truth; otherwise, continuing with this kind of sponsorship is a mockery to the teams in the sense that they will be busy trying to avoid the said mistakes instead of searching for other sponsorship. They can all change and achieve equally next season.
—Given that Nomads were second on the log table and Bullets below them akanatani, ndalama ndi zawo koma chilungamo sichawo.
—A big hand to Carlsberg again for this K15 million sponsorship. But it is wrong to say that both teams fared the same. To say the truth, Bullets were outstanding on second position and had more points.
—They wanted Wanderers, but achita manyazi ndi performance ya Bullets.
—Carlsberg has just shown that it wants to use all supporters to promote its brand; otherwise, Bullets were outright winners and MTL was ready to bankroll the losing team.