Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has appealed to Mighty Mukuru Wanderers FC to put to rest in-house bickering which could dent the newly found sponsorship for the team.
Nyamilandu made the call at Mpira Stadium in Blantyre on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 during the signing and unveiling ceremony of the launch of the new sponsor for the team. He said it is high time the Wanderers family put their house in order and move in the same direction.
“The squabbles that you do in your team could result in loss of sponsorship. You should amicably resolve the differences as one way of safeguarding the Mukuru Company sponsorship. Make it a business sense in a win-win situation. This sponsorship could help spur more opportunities as supporters will also advocate for visibility of the products for the company,” he said.
The FAM president further advised the Lali Lubani side to move away from being run as a community entity to a commercial one.
In his remarks, the financial services provider Mukuru Company local representative, Peggy Mhone, said their decision to sponsor Wanderers comes with the homegrown success the team has been doing in the local Super League.
“It is our hope that the name Mukuru will enrich the desire to do more for the team. We are excited to be associated with the team as our brand will receive great visibility coupled with the success of the team during competitions,” he said.
The Mukuru sponsorship has been pegged at K175 million per annum. Wanderers lost sponsorship to second-hand car dealers Be Forward Limited in December 2020 and has all along being assisted by business mogul Thom Mpinganjira and Salima Sugar Company.