The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has endorsed Silver Strikers as the official club they will use to sell their services and outreach programmes, The Nation has learnt.
The announcement was made on Saturday at Silver clubhouse where the club’s players and officials received RBM-branded tracksuits.
Director responsible for public relations in the RBM governor’s office, Mbane Ngwira, said the bank will use the club to disseminate financial literacy information across the country.
“We want to use football to reach out to the masses and it has pleased RBM to officially endorse Silver Strikers to channel such messages on behalf of the bank. This is our commitment and assurance of continued partnership with this club,” said Ngwira.
RBM has also bought T-shirts, sneakers and other sports apparel to be worn by players and officials as its ambassadors.
The central bank sponsors Silver, who are current TNM Super League champions, to the tune of K35 million annually on top of allowing the club to own Silver Stadium in Area 47.
Ngwira could, however, not disclose the value and duration of the latest deal.
The club’s chairperson McDonald Mafuta Mwale expressed gratitude to RBM for the lucrative deal.
“Despite some negative football matters, RBM has still kept faith with the club. We are grateful and appreciative for this support. It will go a long way in motivating the players to give their all,” said Mwale who was in the company of his general secretary Mike Tembo and some Silver players.
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