Malawi’s flagship super league sponsors TNM has expressed satisfaction with the level of competition in the first round of 2014 Super League season.
In statement prior to the kick off of the 2014 TNM super league second round, the company’s Public Relations and Sponsorship manager Limbani Nsapato said TNM is satisfied with level of competition seen in the first round of the league.
“The two top teams Moyale and Big Bullets are tied on log table with 29 points each in the first round and this demonstrates that they have been stiffer competition in the first round and we expecting the same in the second round” said Nsapato.
Nsapato noted that the drop in incidences if hooliganism which is milestone step towards makingfootball a beautiful family game. He partly attributed the turn of events to the impact of the introduction of SHASHA mascot at the beginning of the season as symbol of peace during soccer matches.
“Hooliganism has in recent years cast its dark spell on the beautiful game of football and as sponsors we are happy that in the 2014 first round there have been drop in incidences but still more we experienced some some incidents and we expect teams and their fans will be proactive during the second round so that we completely eradicate hooliganism” he said.
He said SHASHA will continue to be present during some selected games at the stadium as well as other marketing activations in support of the Super League just to remind the football fans the spirit of togetherness, peace and humour.
“SHASHA will go around townships that are homes to some major clubs to unite their supporters. SHASHA will also be present during some selected games at the stadium as well as other marketing activations in support of the Super League” he said.
And to kick-off the second round of TNM Super League 2014-15 season, sponsors, TNM, storm the capital city Lilongwe on Saturday, 23rd August.
The premier mobile company has slated the launch of the second round in Lilongwe with a line-up of activities that include Township Storms, fun games with the SHASHA mascot, music performance by Skeffa Chimoto from 10 AM and the opening match between Big Bullets and Civo United at Civo stadium.
The 2014 super league season kicked off on 19th April 2014 and TNM has been sponsoring the league in the year 2006.