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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): £100 / $135 USD a year (or £8 / $13 USD a month)

2. Academic Sponsorship - 1 Year Private School Education for Chigoli player: £150 / $200 USD a year (or £13/$17 USD a month)

3. Academy Sponsorship + Academic Sponsorship: £250 / $330 USD a year (or £20/$28 USD a month)

4. Residential Sponsor (For players who relocate to Lilongwe to join Chigoli, covers housing, food and drink, academic tutoring) - £300 / $400 a year (or £25/$35 a month)

5. Full Sponsor (For players who relocate to Lilongwe to join Chigoli, covers academy, school and residential costs). £550/$715 USD or (£45/$60 a month)

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 (button above right), or if in Malawi, by cheque or cash.

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

Sponsoring from the USA? Chigoli is now a non-profit 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

Player Gallery - 2018 Academy SquaD

Players seeking sponsorship:

 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: Available Academic Sponsor: Available Residential Sponsor: Available

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

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

Kondwani Chiswina - Left Back     Academy Sponsor: Chaput Family
Academic 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

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

 Shariff Banda - Holding Midfield   Full Sponsor: The Manneh Family                                     

Shariff Banda - Holding Midfield   Full Sponsor: The Manneh Family                                     

 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

 Yankho Saiti - Right Back Academy  Sponsor: F Coelho    Education Sponsor: Pieter Tack

Yankho Saiti - Right Back Academy Sponsor: F Coelho  Education Sponsor: Pieter Tack

 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

 Joseph Samuels - Attacking Midfielder                                         Full Sponsor: Vicky Stirling

Joseph Samuels - Attacking Midfielder                                         Full Sponsor: Vicky Stirling

 MacDonald Chiwanda -Left Back Full & Residential Sponsor -       The Sams Gopal Family

MacDonald Chiwanda -Left Back Full & Residential Sponsor -       The Sams Gopal Family

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

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

 Pillirani Wotchi - Right Winger   Full Sponsor: Adam Smith

Pillirani Wotchi - Right Winger   Full Sponsor: Adam Smith

 Memory Kulemeka - Midfielder     Academy Sponsor - Fran Reuland Academic Sponsor - The Sams Gopal Family

Memory Kulemeka - Midfielder     Academy Sponsor - Fran Reuland Academic Sponsor - The Sams Gopal Family

 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

 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

 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

 Grecian - Goal Keeper                Full Sponsor -  Alex Stewart

Grecian - Goal Keeper                Full Sponsor -  Alex Stewart