President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has hailed Mighty Be Forward Wanderers for winning the 2015 Carlsberg Cup.
Wanderers beat Big Bullets FC 2-1 on Saturday at jam-parked Civo Stadium in the capital Lilongwe to be crowned champions.
Writing on his official facebook page, Mutharika hailed the supporters of both teams for demonstrating a sportsmanship.
“My hearty congratulations to the Mighty Be Forward Wanderers on the deserved and decisive win against a really impressive team, the Big Bullets in the Carlsberg Cup finale.
“Congratulations to the supporters from both teams also for being lively and peaceful. I keenly followed the game on MBCTv. While the players on the field proved their skill and expertise with the ball, the large turn- out of their supporters in the stands stood tall with their exemplary behaviour.
“Despite their various affiliations, they chanted, cheered and shouted; that’s the unity we want if Malawi is to move forward. Well done also to the sponsors and all involved in such a colourful finale,” wrote Muthatika.
Mutharika also consoled the Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima and Big Bullets family for a painful loss, saying it’s not the end of the road.
“To the Vice President and all Big Bullets fans, I say sorry for the hurting loss. We all know how painful it is to lose in a final-cup. My heart goes out to all of you. Losing is part of the game. If you never lose, you are never truly tested, and never forced to grow.
“Losing is only temporary and not all encompassing. You must simply study it, learn from it, and try hard not to lose the same way again,” said Mutharika.
Meanwhile President Mutharika has said his will continue working with all the stakeholders that are complementing the development of sports in the country.