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FMB loves youth football again

FMB renewed its commitment to National Youth Football Association (NYFA) after signing a memorandum of understanding to continue supporting the junior league at K20 million this year.

FMB Group General Manager and Commercial Banking, Phillip Madinga, on Thursday said it was very important to continue supporting junior football to help the government in football development.

“It is very clear to us that we are committed to supporting grassroots football in Malawi. When we started sponsoring the league in 2009, we had clear objectives. We have built strong foundations and we have seen over 36 players graduating from this league to play for Super League teams, and some are with the national team while others have undergone professional trials,” he said.

Football Association of Malawi (Fam) President, Walter Nyamilandu, and NYFA President, Mabvuto Missi, said youth football was the backbone of footballing nation.

“FMB being the key partner in youth development could be dubbed backbone of our football,” Missi said.

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