Manufacturer of home and personal care products, Candlex Limited, has pledged to continue supporting different sporting activities in the country including netball.
The company’s sales and marketing manager, Dennis Bvalani, made the pledge on Wednesday when Candlex hosted Complex Tigresses netball team at its Makata offices, in Blantyre.
Tigresses went to thank Candlex for the support it got from the company before traveling to Mzuzu for the Airtel Money National Netball trophy finals last week.
Before departure, Tigresses requested Candlex to assist them with fuel for their trip to the Northern Region and the home and personal care manufacturers, responded by providing 250 litres of diesel.
The Blantyre-based side defended the K360 million trophy after beating Blue Eagles Sisters from Lilongwe and went back home K7 million richer.
“As Candlex we’re always proud to be associated with winners and when Tigresses approached us we knew we had to assist a winner. They won and we’re proud that our help didn’t go in vain.
“We would like to engage more in teams that are doing well because that’s our way of giving back to the community, they are our customers and we shall continue giving back to them,” Bvalani said.
While indicating that his company has been assisting the national netball team and various clubs before, Bvalani pledged continued support.
Apart from the fuel funding, Candlex Limited also provided the team with three types of branded T-shirts which Complex Tigresses wore during the three-day tournament in Mzuzu.
Tigresses team manager, Helene Mpinganjira, who was accompanied by coach Peace Chawinga-Kalua and several players, said Candlex’ assistance was not only a morale boost to the team, but came in when they had nowhere to run.
“We went ahead to defend the trophy because they came in when we were in dire need of help to make it to Mzuzu and back. We owe it to them and we’re proud that we won, that’s why we had to come and say ‘thank you’. We hope the door will still be open,” Mpinganjira said.
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