Sponsor to employ Diamonds players


In a move likely to fire up Kukoma Diamonds at the on-going Airtel Money Netball Trophy national finals in Lilongwe, Capital Oil Refining Industries (Cori) has promised to employ the team’s players.

Cori Human Resources Manager, Robert Mwanja, made the promise when the company hosted a send off dinner for Diamonds in Blantyre on Tuesday.

“Let me put it on record today that we are going to employ all players for Kukoma Diamonds. Putting 20 or 25 people on our payroll should not be a problem. So consider yourselves employed from today,” Mwanja said, amid a deafening applause from the players.


He explained that the players will automatically fall under the company’s insurance policy.

Mwanja said Cori has shops and outlets that have vacancies across the country.

“We will make sure that the jobs we give the players do not interfere with their playing careers,” he added.


Mwanja challenged the players to return from Lilongwe with the trophy that they have never won, saying the company will throw another lavish party for them.

Diamonds captain, Caroline Mtukule-Ngwira, said she was lost for words following the company’s employment offer.

She, therefore, pledged to win and bring the trophy to Cori’s Chirimba head office.

The team’s General Secretary, Chimwemwe Bakali, said the job offer was evidence of the company’s commitment to netball development.

Netball Association of Malawi General Secretary, Carol Bapu and Southern Region Netball Committee Chairperson, Khungekile Matiya, graced the party.

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