FDH Bank has hailed exploits of regional league teams in the FDH Bank Cup, describing them as good for the country’s football development.
FDH Bank Senior Manager for Marketing and Communication Ronald Chimchere made the remarks Wednesday ahead of the final at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Sunday.
The final tie is a family affair between Nyasa Big Bullets and their junior side, Bullets Reserves, who play in the Southern Region Football Association League Premier Division.
Chimchere said they cannot wait to see the two teams lining up against each other.
“We are very excited as a sponsor. We just can’t wait for the final on Sunday. This is the first time in our cup for a regional team to reach this stage.
“We are delighted to see the investment we have made in regional teams bearing fruits. This will energise us to continue exploring ways of developing football at grassroots level,” he said.
Bullets Reserves went all the way to the final after knocking out TNM Super League outfits Red Lions, Mighty Tigers and Blue Eagles along the way.
To book a ticket to the final, Bullets Reserves overcame Central Region Football Association League Premier Division side Extreme FC.
Bullets will take on their reserve side in a repeat of the 1997 defunct Press Cup final which the seniors won.
Chimchere said they are lining up some activities to set the stage for the day.
He said this is also a way of celebrating their sports input.
“Overall, we are happy to see the contribution the cup is making to the economy with clubs, players and businesses benefitting.
“We are looking forward to seeing which team between the two will be K25 million richer on Sunday,” Chimchere said.
The Bullets camp will be lifting the cup for the first time after defending champions Silver Strikers were booted out of the competition.