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Sponsor a Player

Get involved from wherever you are in the world and support one of our players via sponsorship. Each individual player sponsorship lasts 12 months and covers a contribution towards their involvement in the Academy. The option to fund their education is also available, should you wish to do so. Be a part of changing the game for our talented players.

Sponsors receive a letter or video of thanks from the player, your name on our 'Wall of Fame', are named as a players sponsor on our 'Player Gallery' below, as well as a receiving a certificate of sponsorship.

Together we can create pathways out of poverty for some of Malawi's most talented children.

There are five sponsorship profiles to choose from:

1. Academy Sponsorship - Covers a years involvement at Chigoli Academy) - £500 / $650

2. Academic Sponsorship - 1 Year Private School Education for Chigoli player - £500 / $650

3. Academy Sponsorship + Academic Sponsorship - £1,000 / $1,300

4. Residential Sponsor - For players who relocate to Lilongwe to join Chigoli, covers housing, food and drink, academic tutoring - £1,000 / $1,300

5. Full Sponsor - For players who relocate to Lilongwe to join Chigoli, covers academy, school and residential costs) - £2,000 / $2,600

Monthly donation options available through Paypal links.

To Sponsor: 

1. Please see our player gallery below and choose the player you would like to sponsor.

2. Donations can be made online through Paypal Donate (buttons below) or by check in the USA to this address:

722 North 47th Street, Seattle, WA, 98103

3. Email - info@chigoli.org informing us of which player you would like to sponsor.

Sponsoring from the USA? Chigoli is a non-profit 501(c)3 in the USA and able to make your donations (if lump sum) tax deductible. If you wish to sponsor a player this way please email chris@chigoli.org for more information.

If you have any questions or want to learn more please email: info@chigoli.org

From UK & Rest of World:

From USA:

Player Gallery - 2018 Academy SquaD

Players seeking sponsorship:

 MacDonald Chiwanda -Left Back Academy Sponsor: Available Academic Sponsor: Available Residential Sponsor: Available

MacDonald Chiwanda -Left Back Academy Sponsor: Available Academic Sponsor: Available Residential Sponsor: Available

 Tiyanjani Gama - Holding Midfield Academy Sponsor: Available Academic Sponsor: Tom Kiley

Tiyanjani Gama - Holding Midfield Academy Sponsor: Available Academic Sponsor: Tom Kiley

 Brian Kamenya - Goal Keeper Academy & Academic Sponsor: Moray Tait Residential Sponsor: Available

Brian Kamenya - Goal Keeper Academy & Academic Sponsor: Moray Tait Residential Sponsor: Available

 Esau Chaipa - Right Back/Winger Academy Sponsor: Gil Ohls Academic Sponsor: Gil Ohls Residential Sponsor: Available

Esau Chaipa - Right Back/Winger
Academy Sponsor: Gil Ohls Academic Sponsor: Gil Ohls Residential Sponsor: Available

 Yankho Saiti - Right Back Academy Sponsor: Available Education Sponsor: Pieter Tack

Yankho Saiti - Right Back Academy Sponsor: Available Education Sponsor: Pieter Tack

 Kondwani Chiswina - Left Back Academy Sponsor: Chaput Family Academic Sponsor: Available

Kondwani Chiswina - Left Back Academy Sponsor: Chaput Family
Academic Sponsor: Available

 Lovemore Mbeta - Midfield Academy Sponsor: Noah Short Academic Sponsor: Tom Kiley Residential Sponsor: Available

Lovemore Mbeta - Midfield Academy Sponsor: Noah Short Academic Sponsor: Tom Kiley Residential Sponsor: Available

 Festus Dowe - Midfielder Academy Sponsor - Matt Ramirez Academic Sponsor - Available Residential Sponsor - Pieter Tack

Festus Dowe - Midfielder Academy Sponsor - Matt Ramirez Academic Sponsor - Available Residential Sponsor - Pieter Tack

 Memory Kulemeka - Midfielder Academy Sponsor - Fran Reuland Academic Sponsor - Available

Memory Kulemeka - Midfielder Academy Sponsor - Fran Reuland Academic Sponsor - Available

Fully sponsored players:

 Precious Kubunda - Midfielder Academy & Academic Sponsor - Eric de Ruiter Residential Sponsor - Honey Nachman

Precious Kubunda - Midfielder Academy & Academic Sponsor - Eric de Ruiter Residential Sponsor - Honey Nachman

 Tendai Chipita - Midfield/Striker Academy & Academic Sponsor - Andrew Macmillan Residential Sponsor - Rabi Gaudo

Tendai Chipita - Midfield/Striker Academy & Academic Sponsor - Andrew Macmillan Residential Sponsor - Rabi Gaudo

 Julius Banda - Goal Keeper Full Sponsor: Rachel Macmillan

Julius Banda - Goal Keeper Full Sponsor: Rachel Macmillan

 Paul Chisale: Holding Midfield Full Sponsor - James and Sarah Stevens

Paul Chisale: Holding Midfield Full Sponsor - James and Sarah Stevens

 Hassani Yisumayira - Attacking Midfield Full Sponsor: Sue Scott

Hassani Yisumayira - Attacking Midfield Full Sponsor: Sue Scott

 Chikondi Chimaponda - Holding Midfield Full Sponsor: S. Wood

Chikondi Chimaponda - Holding Midfield Full Sponsor: S. Wood

 Lughano Nyondo - Striker Academic & Academy Sponsor - Ironclad Coffee Residential Sponsor - Memory of Preston Hirten

Lughano Nyondo - Striker Academic & Academy Sponsor - Ironclad Coffee Residential Sponsor - Memory of Preston Hirten

 Emmanuel Mitole - Striker Academy Sponsor - The Vikan Family Academic Sponsor - Honey Nachman

Emmanuel Mitole - Striker Academy Sponsor - The Vikan Family Academic Sponsor - Honey Nachman

 Chris Ngoma - Defender Academy - John Maiolo Academic Sponsor - John Maiolo Residential Sponsor - Memory of Preston Hirten

Chris Ngoma - Defender Academy - John Maiolo Academic Sponsor - John Maiolo Residential Sponsor - Memory of Preston Hirten

 Mwisho Mhango - Winger Academy Sponsor - The Vikan Family Academic Sponsor - Lisa Scott Benson Residential Sponsor - Mark McIntyre

Mwisho Mhango - Winger Academy Sponsor - The Vikan Family Academic Sponsor - Lisa Scott Benson Residential Sponsor - Mark McIntyre

 Charles Nkhoma - Left Winger Academy Sponsor: Ezra Isern Education Sponsor: Ezra Isern

Charles Nkhoma - Left Winger Academy Sponsor: Ezra Isern Education Sponsor: Ezra Isern

 Gift Njirayafumbula - Striker Academy Sponsor: In Memory of Preston Hirten - Cynthia Beaudoin

Gift Njirayafumbula - Striker Academy Sponsor: In Memory of Preston Hirten - Cynthia Beaudoin

 Naman Nyrienda - Left Back Academy & Academic Sponsor - Fiona Davies Residential Sponsor - Rabi Gaudo

Naman Nyrienda - Left Back Academy & Academic Sponsor - Fiona Davies Residential Sponsor - Rabi Gaudo

 Yamikani Sitiya - Striker Full Sponsor: The Vikan Family

Yamikani Sitiya - Striker Full Sponsor: The Vikan Family

 Razack Mussa - Holding Midfield Academy Sponsor: J & K Bray Academic Sponsor: Tom Kiley

Razack Mussa - Holding Midfield Academy Sponsor: J & K Bray Academic Sponsor: Tom Kiley

 Sam Gideon - Holding Midfield  Full Sponsor - Honey Nachman

Sam Gideon - Holding Midfield

Full Sponsor - Honey Nachman

 Thoko Major - Central Defender Academic & Academy Sponsor: The Gallagher Family Residential Sponsor - Rabi Gaudo

Thoko Major - Central Defender Academic & Academy Sponsor: The Gallagher Family Residential Sponsor - Rabi Gaudo

 Miriam Haward - Right Winger Full Sponsor: Kwena Maja

Miriam Haward - Right Winger Full Sponsor: Kwena Maja

 Taonga Mkandizi - Goal Keeper Full Sponsor: The Manneh Family

Taonga Mkandizi - Goal Keeper Full Sponsor: The Manneh Family

 Precious Mtande - Defender Full Sponsor: The Vikan Family

Precious Mtande - Defender Full Sponsor: The Vikan Family

 Asante Douglas: Forward Academy Sponsor: Jean Maguire Acadmic Sponsor: Luke Lynam & Lucy Robinson

Asante Douglas: Forward Academy Sponsor: Jean Maguire Acadmic Sponsor: Luke Lynam & Lucy Robinson

 Deliness Misinga - Defender (CNN) Academy Sponsor: In Memory of Preston Hirten - Nick & Nate Beaudoin Academic Sponsor: Jamie Lau Residential Sponsor: Jamie Lau

Deliness Misinga - Defender (CNN) Academy Sponsor: In Memory of Preston Hirten - Nick & Nate Beaudoin Academic Sponsor: Jamie Lau Residential Sponsor: Jamie Lau

 Steve Nkhoma - Centre Back Full Sponsor: Pullman Murray Family

Steve Nkhoma - Centre Back Full Sponsor: Pullman Murray Family

 Dennis Chalira - Goal Keeper Academy Sponsor: Moray Tait Academic Sponsor: Tom Kiley

Dennis Chalira - Goal Keeper Academy Sponsor: Moray Tait Academic Sponsor: Tom Kiley

 Horace Chuzu - Midfielder Full Sponsor - Sue Crooks

Horace Chuzu - Midfielder Full Sponsor - Sue Crooks

 Mischek Rabson - Right Winger Academy Sponsor: E & F MacGregor Education Sponsor: Lewis Headon

Mischek Rabson - Right Winger Academy Sponsor: E & F MacGregor Education Sponsor: Lewis Headon

 Alex Mtambilika - Defender Academy Sponsor: Alex King

Alex Mtambilika - Defender Academy Sponsor: Alex King

 Henry Manduwa - Right Back Academy Sponsor: Kevin Crossman - In Memory of Preston Hirten Education Sponsor: Tom Kiley

Henry Manduwa - Right Back Academy Sponsor: Kevin Crossman - In Memory of Preston Hirten Education Sponsor: Tom Kiley

 Layfrodi Kungwezo - Striker Academy Sponsor: Cameron Clarke Education Sponsor: Tom Kiley

Layfrodi Kungwezo - Striker Academy Sponsor: Cameron Clarke Education Sponsor: Tom Kiley

 Mercy Nickson - Right Midfield Full Sponsor: The Franz Family

Mercy Nickson - Right Midfield Full Sponsor: The Franz Family

 Irene Khumalo - Left Midfield Academy Sponsor - Gail D'Olivera Academic Sponsor: Natalie de Bord

Irene Khumalo - Left Midfield Academy Sponsor - Gail D'Olivera Academic Sponsor: Natalie de Bord

 Joseph Samuels - Attacking Midfielder Full Sponsor: Vicky Stirling

Joseph Samuels - Attacking Midfielder Full Sponsor: Vicky Stirling

 Pillirani Wotchi - Right Winger Full Sponsor: Adam Smith

Pillirani Wotchi - Right Winger Full Sponsor: Adam Smith

 Brave Munthali - Midfielder Academic & Academy Sponsor - Ironclad Coffee Residential Sponsor - Memory of Preston Hirten

Brave Munthali - Midfielder Academic & Academy Sponsor - Ironclad Coffee Residential Sponsor - Memory of Preston Hirten

 Hermas Masinja - Midfielder Academy & Academic Sponsor - Sid Fletcher Residential Sponsor - The Vikan Family

Hermas Masinja - Midfielder Academy & Academic Sponsor - Sid Fletcher Residential Sponsor - The Vikan Family