Nyasa Big Bullets have cemented their commercialisation drive after receiving 10 scooters, valued at K9 million, from HTD Limited in Blantyre Wednesday.
HTD Limited has been a partner of Bullets owners— Nyasa Manufacturing Company—for over 10 years.
Speaking after presenting the scooters in Blantyre yesterday, HTD Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Anwar Sidik, said they were delighted to cement the partnership with the team.
“We are delighted that Nyasa Big Bullets will be utilising this fantastic product. These scooters mix durability with a stylish design enabling real people to utilise them in the real world and in real-life situations. We are confident that these scooters will assist the club in one way or the other, ensuring that they move from victory-to-victory,” Sidik said.
Football Association of Malawi President, Walter Nyamilandu, said the partnership was timely as it had underlined the significance of utilising platforms through which teams could secure additional revenue.
“I am very impressed that what we started some years ago has grown from strength-to-strength and is bearing fruits. I personally feel proud that I helped Big Bullets secure this sponsorship from [Nyasa Manufacturing Company]. We are able to show value on this table. Having this partnership with HTD symbolises the vision which the team has to commercialise the game of football,” he said.
Nyamilandu urged local clubs to explore other sources of revenue— besides gate-collections— such as perimeter fence advertising and broadcasting rights.
Bullets President, Konrad Buckle, said HTD has supported NMC for over 10 years.
“We have a 10-year relationship. They have always supported our distribution network through vehicles. They have come up with another fantastic product. They have been kind enough to understand the woes we go through as a club and wanted to contribute something. This is what we want; the football club benefits. Partnerships are like a marriage; you have to start it from somewhere and grow it to bigger heights,” he said.
Buckle said the scooters would be given to some players while some would be used for promotional purposes to reward supporters.