Hills and Associates Limited has offered 40 percent discount to any member of the Malawi National Football Team who will buy land from the real estate company.
The company’s sales and marketing manager Brian Chikuse said this Sunday after announcing that Flames striker Gabadinho Mhango has been given land (20m by 30m) valued at K4.5 million following his brace against Zimbabwe in Cameroon.
“We have given Gabadinho prime land in Airwing, Lilongwe, as reward for his excellent performance against Zimbabwe. His two goals helped us keep alive our chances of progressing to the next round.
“In the same spirit, we are also offering 40 percent discount to any player of the 28-member Flames’ squad who will buy land from us. If it is a company or well-wishers buying on behalf of the Flames, then we are offering 30 percent discount,” Chikuse said.
Ironically, some quarters have urged well-wishers to consider rewarding the whole squad to avoid splitting the team as some players will turn their attention to individual glory at the expense of the side.
Meanwhile, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) President Walter Nyamilandu has confirmed the development.
“It is touching to see fellow Malawians rallying behind the Flames through such donations. I am particularly impressed with the significance of the donation because it is a valuable investment for his future.
“This is a sound motivation to Gaba to go the extra mile in the remaining games. He deserves such a gift having scored a brace against Zimbabwe which earned the Flames three vital points,” he said
However, Nyamilandu asked well-wishers to consider rewarding all Flames players.
“As much as we welcome individual rewards, we are encouraging well-wishers to consider offering group rewards because success is about team spirit. We want to foster a strong team spirit where the contribution of every member of the Flames is highly valued by being rewarded equitably.
“In the same vein, we are also encouraging interested partners and sponsors to formally declare their intention to Fam well in advance so that their commitments are binding and done in good faith,” he said.
Gabadinho missed the first game against Guinea which the Flames lost 1-0 but recovered from coronavirus infection to help Malawi stage a comeback against Zimbabwe.
The Orlando Pirates striker was also named man of the match.