NBS increases Charity Shield package to K20 million
NBS Bank has raised the sponsorship package for this year’s Charity Shield to K20 million from K15 million, representing 33.3 percent increase.
The bank’s chief executive officer Kwanele Ngwenya made the announcement yesterday during the unveiling of this year’s Charity Shield at Mpira Village in Chiwembe township, Blantyre.
This year’s Charity Shield will involve FDH Bank Cup and TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets and Airtel Top 8 Cup winners Mighty Mukuru Wanderers, who are scheduled to meet at the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe on Sunday, April 9.
Ngwenya said the bank is delighted to sponsor the cup again following a success story of last year’s edition, whose proceeds assisted those affected by the floods in Chikwawa.
“NBS Bank continues to care a little more and it therefore gives me great pleasure to announce an increase in the sponsorship.
“NBS Bank realises that it is important for a corporate citizen to use the opportunity of assisting those that were affected by Cyclone Freddy this year. This is the reason we look forward to the Charity Shield match as the competition will result in the proceeds that will be used for a good cause,” he said.
Football Association Malawi (Fam) President Walter Nyamilandu hailed NBS Bank as a true partner as proceeds from the Charity Shield will help Cyclone Freddy survivors.
“We are aware of the damage that Cyclone Freddy has done to the country. The government alone cannot manage to reach out to all those affected by the cyclone. This is what made us to come and complement government’s efforts,” he said.
Peter Fote is a Sports Journalist with huge experience in radio and Television reporting, production and presentation. He once worked with Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and is currently working for Times Media Group.