A team of golfers under the Ladies Golf Union of Malawi has received a K1.2 million boost from mobile network service provider TNM to meet the cost of their travel to Kenya for the 2014 All Africa Challenge Trophy (Aact).
Speaking after presenting the donation, head of marketing Sobhuza Ngwenya said TNM is proud to be associated with the success of golf in Malawi and is hopeful that the lady golfers will excel at the continental championship.
“TNM remains firmly committed to the development of golf in Malawi as we have been an established partner of the sport since 2007,” he said.
Ngwenya said golf provides a platform through which the TNM brand interacts with its corporate and individual customers.
He said by meeting the lady golfers’ travel costs to Kenya, TNM would like to motivate aspiring lady golfers to take the sport seriously and put Malawi on the map.
This year’s Aact tees-off at Muthaiga Golf Club from June 9 to 12. Malawi will be competing against 19 other countries and is expected to be granted rights for hosting the 2015 championship.
Chairperson of the Ladies Golf Union, Wilma Chalulu, thanked TNM for the timely gesture, saying it would enable the ladies to network with fellow lady golfers and learn new techniques.
“Their assistance will enable our team gain exposure,” said Chalulu.