The second round of the 2015 TNM Super League will be launched this Saturday. A number of activities have been lined up to hype-up the launch game between Mafco and current leaders Big Bullets at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota.
According to a press release issued by the sponsor, some of the activities will include live music performances by Lucius Banda and Zembani Band, acrobatics to be performed by Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers and the unveiling of a new trophy.
TNM chief commercial officer Dan Makata said all is set for the launch.
“After successful completion of the first round, we shall be celebrating the game of football with the fans in Nkhotakota and surrounding areas as the second round of the league rolls into life.
“As sponsors, TNM is happy that the first round went on very well and we have seen improvement in standards of the game. It is our hope that as we draw closer identifying the champion, the level of competition shall get higher and the games will become even more exciting,” said Makata
However, Makata called on all stakeholders to resist from any acts of violence that could tarnish the good image of football in the country.
“Though there has been a drop in incidents of hooliganism, but still more we experienced some unfortunate incidents leading to the death of an innocent soul in the first round. We expect teams and their fans to be disciplined so that we can completely eradicate hooliganism from football,” he said.
He also said the re-launch theme still focuses on the uplifting ofcompetitiveness of the game and the welfare of the players.
“We shall relaunch under the theme; ‘Our Players, Our Heroes, Our Pride’. This is meant to build the spirit of motivating the player who is the hero of our beautiful game in line with this theme.”
The flagship football league is sponsored to the tune of K90 million ($160 142.35).