Limbe Leaf Tobacco Company Limited has reaffirmed its commitment to continue bankrolling Under 12 and 15 football and netball tournament to develop sports at grassroots in the country.
Speaking during the finals of this year’s K11million trophy for primary schools in Lilongwe, held at Silver Stadium over the weekend, Limbe Leaf, Finance Director, Chifundo Asedi said the company is proud to be associated with the development of sports.
“As Limbe Leaf, our aim is to continue developing sports at grassroots. It is pleasing to note that the tournament has helped to unearth talent in schools in Lilongwe,” Asedi said.
Limbe Leaf has been sponsoring the under12 and under15 football and netball tournament for over 35 years now.
Principal Secretary in the ministry of Sports and Culture, Joseph Mwandidya hailed Limbe Leaf for complementing government effort to develop sports at grassroots.
“Limbe Leaf has been a true partner in the development of sports and we don’t take their support for granted. As government, we would like to urge other companies to emulate the gesture shown by Limbe Leaf,” Mwandidya said.
During the tournament, Kabwabwa Primary School clinched the Under 15 football trophy after beating Chilinde 1-0 whereas Tsabango thrashed Mitundu to win the under12 football trophy.
In netball, Tsabango were crowned champions of the Under12 after beating Mlare 10-4 whereas Kalambo clinched the Under 15 netball following 20-11 victory over Nankhaka.
The Limbe Leaf football and netball trophy is one of the oldest schools competitions in the country.
Jaffalie Chande, Pilirani Zonda, Mussa Manyenje, Lucky Malata, Nelson Kangunje and Blessings Tembo are some of the products of the tournament
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