Ntopwa FC team manager, Isaac Jomo Osman, has said he is ready to sponsor his team in the 2019 TNM Super League if Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) decides not follow procedures that would see Nyasa Big Bullets Reserves play in the topflight league.
Jomo has made the remarks in the event that Bullets Reserves were last Sunday confirmed champions of the Chitetezo Mbaula Southern Region Division League after a goalless draw against Ntopwa, a game which saw Bullets clinch the title through their superior goal difference as the teams were tied at 96 points after the game.
Jomo told a local radio station that: “We are ready for Super League if Bullets Reserves pulls out. We have 45 million Kwacha, and we started budgeting way back.
“We are all set. We already have a coach with valid papers [Leo Mpulura]. The hardest league to sponsor is the premier division since people watch games for free, but in super league it is much easier since you are given K1 million starter packs and when people are coming in numbers in games you also get something so things like those would make us successful in the league.”
According to Club Licensing and FIFA, one company cannot sponsor two teams in the same league, and in this case, where NMC already sponsors a senior in the league, it is yet to be seen if the owners will decide to follow some eligible procedures that would see the team taking part in the league, one of them being changing the ownership.
Meanwhile, the United Purpose sponsored Chitetezo Mbaula awards presentation ceremony will take place on 4 February, 2019, and Bullets Reserves’ striker Hassan Kajoke is already guaranteed for a golden boot award for scoring 38 goals.