Kamuzu Stadium’s reopening has instantly translated into more earnings as the 2-2 TNM Super League thriller between Big Bullets and Mafco grossed K1 120 050 (about $3 394) at the Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday.
From the net, each team received K196 137.50 (about $594) and a similar amount went to stadium owners, the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The Nation sourced the figures from the gate collections’ sheet.
Super League of Malawi and FAM shared K78 455 (about $237) each representing 10 percent of the net. The Sports Council pocketed K39 227 50 (about $118) as their five percent share.
The capacity of the stadium has reduced to an estimated 17 000 from 25 000 prescribed by Fifa from the initial sitting of 35 000, according to Sports Ministry’s Principal Secretary Justin Saidi.
Records show that such a game could have raked in some K30 000 (about $90) playing at other venues such as Balaka and Kalulu stadiums. Usually, only high profile games earn that big.
“To be able to realise this amount with other terraces cordoned off is encouraging. We should thank those who manned the gates; they did a good job,” stadium manager Charles Mhango said on Monday.