Charitable Events


In 2023 Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and NBS Bank donated K30.5 million realised from the 2023 NBS Bank Charity Shield match to Tropical Cyclone Freddy victims and Flames Legends. FAM divided the beneficiaries into four categories: football legends, football coaches whose houses were damaged, football players and some affected families from Mtauchira Village, Traditional Authority Likoswe in Chiradzulu. Former Flames goalkeepers Clement ‘Chimbalame’ Mkwalula and the late Boniface Maganga, through his family, became the first beneficiaries of the legends programmes got K1.5 million and K1 million respectively. The second category of beneficiaries targeted coaches and players who were affected by the tragedy. FCB Nyasa Bullets Reserves and Malawi U17 National Team Assistant Coach Enos Chatama, Chitipa United mentor McDonald Mtetemera and the Malawi National Beach Soccer team captain Sandram Saddi, whose houses were affected by Cyclone Freddy also received K1 Million each. Lastly, over K23 million has been sent to Malawi Red Cross Society, who will lead the construction of low-cost houses for four families that lost their houses to the Cyclone in Mtauchira Village, TA Likoswe, Chiradzulu, and the family of under U-16 football player Mahara Mpholiwa, who lost his life in Chilobwe Township, Blantyre.


After missing out in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid 19 the Shield returned in 2022 Under NBSbank sponsorship. The proceeds from the 2022 edition were used to purchase and donate MK10.3 million kwacha worth of food items to communities affected by tropical cyclone ANA in Chikwawa district. The donation was made through Malawi Red Cross Society- MRCS with the main event takingplace at Nthumba camp, Group Village Headman Fombe in the area of Traditional Authority Kasisi. The initiative reached 986 households from 4 camps namely Nthumba, Tomali, Medrum and Nanchichi, translating into a total of 4930 beneficiaries.Each family recieved 7 packets of soya pieces, 2 kgs of likuni phala and 20 kgs of maize flour.


Ecobank returned to partner with FAM for the 2020 Edition which will target the education sector by reaching out to the survivors of the 2019 Cyclone Idai in the Lower Shire district of Chikwawa. The Bank is pumping in K18 million Shield which will focus is on advocating for quality education for all in line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 4. This year's Shield is being held under the theme, ‘Together for Better Education’. The Shield which was due to take place in April 2020 was called off due to the COPVID-19 Pandemic. It has been rescheduled for November 20-21, 2020.


The main aim objective of the 2019 Ecobank Charity Shield was on mobilizing football fans and the public to take DECISIVE ACTION against brutal killings, abductions, discriminations and persecutions of People with Albinism in Malawi. Under the theme One Love – Stop the Killings! FAM aimed at using the beautiful game to stress the message that as Malawians we are all One and Must Love one another. With Ecobank as the Sponsor FAM partnered with the Association with People with Albinism in Malawi. FAM donated K11 million to the Association of People with Albinism (APAM). Which was used to buy a top of range Ford Ranger twin cab with a trailer.


In the third year FAM donated a Brail Embosser and food items to Ekwendeni School for the Visually Impaired in Mzimba.


In the inaugural Year FAM partned with the Malawi Blood Transfusion to make people donate blood while FAM also used the funds raised to buy equipment worth K5 million for Kamuzu Central Hospital. The equipment included 10 state of art trollies and hampers.


During the second year FAM bought medical equipment for Kachere Rehabilitation in Blantyre. Among the equipment donated were 10 wheelchairs, 10 Aluminum Clutches, 10 Walking Sticks, 20, digital thermometers, four scales, 10 pedal bins, 20 Squeeze balls