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FES to continue contributing to Malawi sports development

February 24, 2024 / Marcel Chimwala
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Leading supplier of agricultural, mining and construction equipment in Malawi, Farming and Engineering Services (FES), says it will continue supporting Malawi’s sports.

Group MD for FES Michael Aldworth said after FES made a contribution to Malawi National Cricket Team to participate at the Africa Cricket Association (ACA) T20 Africa cup finals in South Africa which took place from December 12 to 19, 2023.

“FES Malawi is definitely interested in growing the relationship with Malawi Cricket into the future. The value of the sponsorship is always going to depend on finding the right balance between FES’s other commitments and the requirements of Malawi Cricket,” said Aldworth.

FES Malawi was also one of the sponsors of the Malawi Hockey Association for the Africa Cup of Club Champions tournament that was held in Blantyre.

The team qualified for the ACA T20 Africa cup finals after finishing as runners up to Botswana in the Southern Africa qualifying matches in May this year. In the qualifying matches, Malawi beat Eswatini in the opening match by 53 runs before beating Mozambique in the second match by 9 wickets and Malawi also beat Mauritius by 45 runs in the third match before falling to Botswana in the fourth and final match.

This is the second time for Malawi to qualify for the ACA T20 Africa Cup finals. In their maiden campaign the team lost in the semi-final against Tanzania and finished on fourth position behind winners Uganda, second placed Tanzania and third placed Kenya.

Malawi’s second campaign at the ACA Africa T20 Cup saw the team make the semi-finals, enduring a heart breaking 4 run loss to cricketing giants Kenya and missing out on a finals berth.

However, the nation’s efforts did not go unnoticed with the selection of three of its players for the ACA Africa XI.

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