By Hosea Banda……….
Lilongwe District Football Committee (LDFC) on Sunday March 5, 2023 has launched first ever K2.5 Million By His Grace Ministry league at Mkazomba primary school ground in Lilongwe.
Chairperson for Lilongwe District Football Committee Gift Jere say the league will help Lilongwe District to produce quality players which will have an advantage to play in top leagues across the country. He added that despite being the church ministry unde Mitundu Baptist Church Lilongwe District Football Committee is working hand in hand with the ministry because last season the same church with a different sponsor also sponsor the league with an aim of promoting football in Lilongwe District.
Central Region Football Association Vice General Secretary Antonio Manda has told The Malawi Guardian online say they are happy that they are fulfilling their promises which they made that they will find sponsors for every district in the Central region. Manda says they will make sure that the LDFC is running the league smoofly interms of administration and finances so that by the end of the year the game of football should be the winner.
Manda also added that they are not sleeping until all district in the Central Region to have a league and being sponsored and he say they will come out to tell the nation about another sponsor which will be sponsoring another district.
“As Central Region Football Association, we are very excited this is what we anticipated. When we are coming into power we promised these people and one of them is sponsorship and District sponsorship is here and especially with Lilongwe. We will make sure that other District should have sponsorship as what has been happened with Lilongwe.” Manda said.
Pastor McLean Kamwenje who is the founder of By Grace Ministry under Mitundu Baptist Church in Lilongwe says this is God’s power and he will make sure that his partners will continue helping him with money for sponsoring the league. He say Lilongwe District Football league he is sponsoring by his ministry of By His Grace Ministry has no limit.
He continue to say he is working hand in hand with his partners of Church Mission Network (CMN) and he has plans to go abroad and find other sponsors to sponsor other District in the Central Region. He also say he is using the football game as one way of spreading word of God.
Other notable faces which were present were Central Region Football Association Chairperson Austin Anjawa, Vice General Secretary Antonio Manda and other officials from Lilongwe District Football Committee.
The launch was blessed with two matches between Mkazomba FC and Kaponda FC and Kaponda FC won the match by a single goal to nil while the second match was between the Central Region FAM Cup champions Mitundu Baptist FC and the Runners up FC Azzuri and Mitundu Baptist FC won the game by a single goal to nil through a penalty in the added minutes.