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Mzuni FC seek co-sponsors

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Mzuzu University (Mzuni) Football Club is looking for a co-sponsor ahead of the 2016 TNM Super League season kick-off in April.

In an advert played in Wednesday’s edition of The Daily Times, Mzuni chairperson, Albert Mtungambera Harawa, used the team’s dramatic survival in the Super League last season as a selling-point to potential sponsors.

“Mzuzu University Football Club is the first club promoted to the Super League from the Northern Region Simama League to successfully remain in the Super League since 2010. Mzuzu FC seeks sponsorship for the upcoming 2016 season, and indeed beyond at various levels of financing,” reads the advert.

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In an interview Wednesday, Harawa said they need additional income to meet the cost of Club Licencing System requirements. The team’s budget for last season was estimated at K31 million.

“The university cannot extend beyond what they are doing now because of the fire that gutted the library. We need money to buy equipment. We have one set of boots and this does not augur well with us when we are playing on a muddy pitch,” he said.

“We also need allowances for additional staff. The current coach Alex Ngwira works for the university, but with the club licencing, we need additional staff and this demands additional money.”

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Harawa believes it is possible to get another sponsor on board without changing the team’s name.

Mzuni is looking for segmented sponsorship covering expenses such as transport and accommodation

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