FCB pumps MK5 million for ‘Kuipatsa Moto Flames’ golf tourney

First Capital Bank (FCB) has on Wednesday announced it will sponsor the ‘Kuipatsa Moto Flames’, a Malawi national football team’s Afcon Fundraising Golf Tournament scheduled for October 2, in Lilongwe.

FCB has pumped in a sum of MK5 million for the sponsorship.

FCB Chief Executive Officer Jaco Viljoen said they were motivated to sponsor the initiative after noting that most players in the Flames squad graduated from the FCB Under 20 League, which the bank has been sponsoring since 2009.

“We have a very good relationship with FAM dating back to 13 years when we started sponsoring the Under 20 League which is now a breeding ground for the Flames. We thought it wise to sponsor the golf tournament because qualifying for AFCON doesn’t come every day. We saw this as an opportunity for us to show our continued support for Malawi football,” said Viljoen.

In his words, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) 1st Vice President and Chairperson for the Flames Afcon Resource Mobilisation Taskforce Jabbar Alide said the taskforce is grateful to FCB for the gesture and has appealed for more support from the corporate world.

“We are excited that FCB has come out to support our project. We have been working with them for quite some time and this is the last thing we expected from them knowing that they are already in the game sponsoring our U20 League. We hope that this gesture will spur other companies who would like to sponsor t the golf tournament,” he said.

Alide disclosed that the Taskforce has a target of raising about K30 Million from the golf tournament and they have so far raised K20 Million.

“Our target is at K30 Million and I am pleased to announce that we have pledges from different institutions and individuals and hopefully we will exceed our target,” said Alide.

The tournament is aimed at raising funds for Flames’ participation at the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroun in January next year, and State Vice President Saulos Chilima will grace the event

Kuipatsa moto flames
Viljoen (L) and Alide

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