By Richard Chinansi
Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Have been told to be doing fine on the pitch and produce positive results following their acquiring of the giant Japanese Used Car Exporter Be Forward Sponsorship over the weekend.
Speaking in an exclusive interview during the official launch which was held at Wanderers Club along LaliLubani road, Be Forward Sales Group Manager who came all the way from Japan and his team Eiichi Mizumaya said they expect nothing but positive results from the Wanderers family.
“We are here to assist in the development of the game of football as well as doing our business. However I should make it a point that we want to be associated with a winning team and I hope that Mighty Wanderers is going to do that,” he said.
Also speaking during the colorful ceremony were a number of big shots from the Nomads camp as well as representatives from the government.
Mighty Wanderers General Secretary Mike Butawo commended the sponsors for coming to their rescue at a time when the team was sailing indeep waters (without sponsorship).
“On behalf of the Wanderers family I would like to commend Be Forward for coming to sponsor us to the tune od over K70 million per season. This is a development which is going to assist in the development of the game in the country,” explained Butao.
Meanwhile, Mizuyama has told Maravi Express that he would want to see one day the Malawi National Soccer side aka the Flames playing against Japan.
“We are happy to be sponsoring a local club and one day I am hopeful that Malawi will play against our national soccer side. This is possible and it’s just a matter of time,” explained Muziyama.
The game which marked the official launch of the sponsorship between Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Capital City giants Silver Strikers ended prematurely as fans those believed to belong to ‘Bullets’ took the law into their own hands and started throwing missiles into the field of play.
This prompted members of the Malawi Police Service (MPC) to fire teargas canisters and the referee who gave two red cards to Silver Strikers players due to rough play and foul language had no choice but to blow the final whistle.
Meanwhile, the violence perpetrators are in the hands of the police.