By Llywellenie Mpasa:
Preparing players for life after football should begin before the final whistle.
This is why First Discount House officials courted Malawi National Football Team players on Thursday and conducted a business talk dubbed ‘the Flames Investment Forum’.
The objective of the forum was to help national team players and officials embrace a money saving culture to invest the money they earn, so that it yields returns and grow their income sources to be used after retirement.
First Discount House Limited Senior Investment and Business Manager, Tamanda Kapalamula said the money which players earn throughout their career must be invested in different avenues to gain long-term profit or returns when they retire.
“The professional life of a footballer is relatively short. There are two main reasons why footballers decide to call it a day: Injury and old age. So, before this strikes, we saw it wise to coach the players into investment so that they have a steady source of income even after their playing careers,” said Kapalamula whose firm is a subsidiary of FDH Financial Holdings Limited.
Reacting to the event, Flames talisman Richard Mbulu said was an eye opener to the players.
“The course has been of paramount importance where we players can embrace investment so that even after retirement, we can be able to take care of our families and maintain our lifestyles,” said Baroka FC forward.
FDH Financial Holdings Limited are the sponsors of the Flames. a subsidiary of FDH Financial Holdings Limited.