With the blessings of the Super League of Malawi (Sulom), Big Bullets have hiked gate charges for Sunday’s league match against Moyale Barracks.
Open terraces at the cordoned off Blantyre facility are up from K200 ($0.58) to K500 (about $1.47); a charge which is usually for covered stands which will attract K2 000 (about $5.88); at par with the VIP stands, Bullets general secretary Higger Mkandawire said on Thursday.
“We are trying to increase our earnings as we spend over K300 000 (about $882) every week to prepare a game only to get as little as K100 000 (about $294) due to the unfair stakeholders’ allocations. More goes to other stakeholders instead of teams,” Mkandawire said.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda on Thursday confirmed that Bullets asked for the hike to also control the crowd since meetings with Moyale are usually emotional.
Bullets have since received a boost with the return to training of defender Sankhani Mkandawire who was conspicuously absent when they thumped Escom United 5-1.
“After training on Thursday, I realised that my knee was swollen, hence I could not make it otherwise I am back in full time training geared for the weekend game. We really fancy our chances of winning the league. Everything is possible in football,” Mkandawire said on Wednesday.
Image: Fans like these at the stadium will dig deeper in their pockets.