Reserve Bank Socials, a Lilongwe-based football club comprising members from Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) and professionals from other public and private institutions, have launched a brand new Puma uniform valued at K2 million.
The uniform, which has personalised jerseys for all the 70 members of the club, was officially launched on Saturday at Silver Stadium, where the team played a friendly match against Mponela Water Board Socials.
RBM Socials walloped the visitors 4-0 with the goals coming from Jack Msosa, Lawrence Yobe—formerly of the defunct Escom United and University FC—Wesley Njete and Fred Karonga.
Club patron MacDonald Mafuta Mwale said in an interview the new kit has been purchased from South Africa with individual contributions.
“All the money came from members` contributions and this is not the first time for such a thing to happen. The only difference is that this is the first time we are having personalised jerseys and the quality itself is out of this world.
“We are probably the most united and organised social football club in Malawi as evidenced by this development and other activities we have been undertaking,” said Mwale, flanked by deputy patron Henry Chowawa and board chairperson Yobe.
Apart from donating old uniforms to other clubs, the officials said the club has been engaging in charitable activities such as cheering the sick and visiting prisons.
On plans lined up for this year, the officials said the club would be visiting Lusaka, Zambia, during the Easter festive for social friendly games against Zambia`s central and other social teams.
The officials also said the club will join all national competitions including Carlsberg Cup and Fisd Challenge Cup.
Last year, the team registered for the Presidential Cup and reached the second round.
The club, which is captained by Harry Sambani, is run by a board of trustees comprising Mwale and Chowawa as patrons, Yobe and vice-chairperson Msosa. n