NBS Bank Sponsors Charity Shield
Football Association of Malawi has unveiled a new sponsor "NBS Bank" for this year’s Charity Shield to the tune of K15 million.
Unlike in the past events where four teams were involved, the competition will involve TNM Super League Champions Nyasa Big Bullets and FDH Bank Cup champions Silver Strikers this Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium.
The proceeds from the match will go towards Tropical Storm Ana flood victims in the Lower Shire districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje.
Speaking during the unveiling ceremony held at NBS Bank head offices in Blantyre, Chief Executive Officer Kwanele Ngwenya said they felt it is necessary for them to help the survivors through a platform that is widely followed that football.
These shocking scenes of people having their homes destroyed and their belongings washed away are an opportunity for us (the corporate world) to offer hope to others,” said Ngwenya.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu acknowledged NBS Bank for coming in to sponsor after the previous sponsor EcoBank decided against continued sponsorship of the competition whose sole aim is for charity.
“Just recently our sponsor left and we had to look for sponsors and luckily NBS has come in to rescue the situation. It is a timely boost as you know this competition is for charity and every penny realized will be channeled towards the flood victims,” said Nyamilandu.
The Charity Shield will mark the kick-off of the 2022 season with the TNM Super League taking off the following week.
The competition did not take place in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 situation in the country then.