By Bernard Mhone:
National women’s football team striker, Asimenye Simwaka, has clinched a two-year sponsorship deal from Mzuzu-based JJ & T Entertainment Company following her stellar debut performance at the National Cross Country Championship on Saturday.
Simwaka stole the show in the women’s 10 kilometre category where she outsmarted over 30 contestants to finish the race in 42:48 minutes.
JJ & T Entertainment Executive Director, Joseph Chisamba, said his company will be providing Simwaka with equipment and logistic support so that she continues winning.
“Asimenye has demonstrated attributes of a quality athlete in both football and athletics. So we need to nurture her talent to help her represent the country better. At the same time, we want her to continue being a role model to young girls with the passionfor sports,” Chisamba said.
Simwaka commended JJ & T for the sponsorship which she said would help her continue to excel in both football and netball.
“I never expected that I can have a sponsor of my own. I am lost for words. This will help me to work extra hard as a way of showing appreciation to JJ & T Entertainment. Of course I excelled in athletics on Saturday but my main focus is on football,” she said.
Simwaka’s triumph in the championship gives her a chance to join the eight athletes who will represent Malawi at the African Cross Country Championship in Lome, Togo, on March 1.