‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’, the saying is slowly but surely coming to pass for netball players in the country as Old Mutual Malawi on Sunday trained them on how the players can have side hustles outside netball.

The training which attracted over 60 netball players and officials from Blantyre focused much on how netball players can be financially stable and the training saw Old Mutual Financial and Education Specialist Manager Bernard Chiluzi exploring various business opportunities for the players.

In the course of the training, Chiluzi urged the netball players to emulate the behaviours of the ‘Big five animals in the jungle namely; Lion, Cheetah, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard and Buffalo.

Speaking in an interview with the press after the training Vitumbiko Gubuduza, Chairperson of Blantyre District Netball committee who is also Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) Acting President hailed Old Mutual for the training.

She then encouraged the women netball players to use the knowledge gained from the training by opening up small scale business outside netball.

“Everyone knows that netball career is a short career and us as NAM and Old Mutual we want these ladies to be economically stable by opening up various businesses outside netball. This will help the ladies be self-empowered thereby being reliable players on the field,” said Gubuduza.

On her part Old Mutual Mutual Marketing and Corporate Affairs Executive Patience Chatsika promised that the company will continue supporting financial inclusion in the country.

Chatsika also hailed the positive response from the female netballers.

Meanwhile, Old Mutual Malawi is also scheduled to hold a second session with the ladies which will now focus how to draft a competitive business plan and others.

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