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Mafanamafana FC are champions

Written by  John Chihana
Mafanamafana FC players pose for a photograph after the match Mafanamafana FC players pose for a photograph after the match

Chitipa, March 15, 2019: Mafanamafana Football Club from Chisenga in Chitipa, Sunday emerged Champions of the 2019 Richard Mwanjasi Football Trophy after beating Islando Football Club 3-0 during the final which took place at Chitipa Base ground.

The tournament competed for by 32 teams was organized by Chitipa District Football Association with sponsorship from Mwanjasi was launched on February 2, 2019.

In an interview after the match, coach for Mafanamafana FC, Peter Kaonga could not hide his excitement saying winning the tournament had brought pride not only to the players but all people of Traditional Authority (TA) Mwenewenya where the team comes from.

"It was a tough game, our opponents were well organized so we are very proud that we were able to break their defense and we won the tournament in the end,” he said.

During the prize presentation ceremony, General Secretary for Chitipa District Football Association, Wachisa Munkhondya, thanked Mwanjasi for sponsoring the trophy.

"This is the first time the district has had a tournament worth K1 million and for this, the association is very grateful to Mr. Mwanjasi as this gesture brings hope to the development of football in the district," he said.

Mwanjasi applauded the organizing committee for the smooth running of the tournament and pledged to continue sponsoring football competitions in the district.

“The next tournament will be worth K2 million, furthermore, I have to take this opportunity to state that my sponsorship is purely intended to help in developing the sport and I do not harbor any political ambitions,” he explained.

Mafanamafana FC went away with K340 000, Islando FC got K240 000, Misuku United pocked K120 000 while Nabulongo FC which was on fourth position walked away with K100 000.



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