Malawi Assemblies of God University salivate at Mo626 package


National Bank of Malawi (NBM) Mo626 College Basketball champions Malawi Assemblies of God University (Magu) have expressed excitement with the hiking of the competition’s sponsorship package to K450 million in a three-year deal.

Magu are cup holders in both the ladies’ and men’s categories of the tertiary education developmental competition after shrugging off stiff challenges from other teams during final matches played at African Bible College in Lilongwe last year.

NBM announced the landmark continuation of sponsorship at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences Sports Complex in Blantyre last month.


Magu Assistant Coach Wills Chioko said they greeted news of the hike with excitement, saying it challenges them to do more if they are to retain their titles.

Chioko said they have put in place various measures to ensure that their teams are in form for the competition.

“We managed to get to the top last year, but the challenge is to maintain our place there. We know other teams also want to get there and they will do all they can. But we have enough ammunition in our arsenal to keep them at bay.


“We tasted success in both categories and we are not letting our guard down. Of course, some of our key players are injured but that does not mean we are not ready for the challenge. The players themselves are excited for the coming edition and are very prepared for the next challenge,” Chioko said.

Basketball Association of Malawi Vice President Banthari Banda said they are working on dates for this year’s competition.

“We are still engaging stakeholders and when all is said and done, we will come up with an announcement. The same applies to prize money for winning teams,” Banda said.

Part of the hiked amount will also go towards rehabilitation of basketball facilities in tertiary education institutions across the country.

NBM started sponsoring the competition in 2017, with the launching ceremony taking placing at Blantyre Youth Centre.

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