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Tuesday, 19 March 2019 08:21

FDH bank pumps in K6 million for Mzuzu Mayor’s trophy

Written by  Wisdom Ngwira

Mzuzu, March 19, 2019: FDH Bank says it will start sponsoring Mzuzu City Mayor’s Trophy to the tune of K6 million which will be competed for by 56 public and private primary schools in the city.

In an interview, FDH Mzuzu Branch Manager, Alex Kachingwe said the bank has partnered with Mzuzu City Council (MCC) to introduce the trophy with the aim of promoting sports in the city and the country as a whole.

“As a business entity, we decided to come in and sponsor the Mayor’s Trophy so that we contribute towards other stakeholder’s efforts in developing sports in the city thereby promoting growth of sports in the country as a whole,” said Kachingwe.

Kachingwe advised the organizing committee of the trophy to use the funds prudently so that the participating schools benefit from the initiative.

“It is of paramount importance that the committee which has been entrusted to run the trophy should be prudent in how it uses the funds so that we together make this innovation a reality,” he said.

Commenting on the development, Mzuzu City Mayor, William Mkandawire applauded the bank for reviving the mayor’s trophy, saying it will go a long way in unearthing raw talent from primary schools.

“You all know that for various sporting disciplines to develop in the country, we need such kind of sponsorships, so we, as Mzuzu City Council, really appreciative the FDH Bank’s interest in sponsoring the trophy.

“Surely, by the end of the trophy, we believe a lot of talented football players will be identified and exposed to professional football forums,” said Mkandawire.

The Mayor then appealed to other institutions plying their various trades in the city to emulate FDH Bank’s gesture by sponsoring other sporting disciplines and events.

“Sponsoring of sporting disciplines helps to motivate athletes and this is why I am asking other companies and individuals to help the council in promoting sports in the city and the country as a whole,” he said.

About 41 and 15 public private primary schools respectively will battle it out in the football and netball trophies.

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