Queens professionals to benefit from relief funds

Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has confirmed that the money which FDH bank donates to the association will also benefit the country’s players who are plying their trade outside the country.

FDH Bank has offered K4.5 million to Malawi national netball team players to cushion them from financial challenges that have emanated from COVID-19 pandemic.

The package will see 30 national netball team players receiving K35,000 each per month for four months including July.

Speaking to YFM online, NAM General Secretary, Carlo Bapu, said all the players who have been on the list of the national team since 2017, including the professionals are going to benefit from the donation.

Bapu said: “Those playing outside the country are also part of the Queens and will benefit from the relief fund and this has been extended to all those who have been called into camp from 2017.”

He however praised FDH bank for fulfilling its pledge.

Malawi’s international netballers include Laureen Ngwira and Joyce Mvula who are in London, and Mwai Kumwenda playing in Australia.

The package is part of FDH bank’s K360 million three-year netball sponsorship signed last year to cater for the Queens’ needs, facilitate a national netball tournament and Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) administrative costs.

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