Benchmark set for super league sponsorship

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Super League of Malawi (SULOM) president Tiya Somba Banda says the meeting they had on Friday with the current super league sponsors Telecom Networks Malawi (TNM) plc over a possible deal extension promises light for football in the country.

The current k90 million sponsorship per season package from TNM comes to an end in December this year and the 16 teams in the top flight league have proposed a number of things to be included in the new sponsorship package such as the increase of prize money which is pegged at k15 million.

Banda said the two sides have broken the ice which will direct them on what to consider and table as they continue the meetings.

“It was a very good meeting as we have a foundation for our discussions over a possible contract extension and they took note of all we tabled. This is a kick off point and has given us an insight of how we need to move forward but what I can assure the public is that so far the meetings are promising that we might strike something positive”, he said.

Reports indicate that sulom and TNM plc have agreed to set subcommittees to look into what was discussed on Friday including areas such as marketing and sponsorship for the two sides to continue the journey together which started 14 years ago.

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