Big Bullets have promised their players 60 percent of the Fellowship Association of Malawi (Fama) Top Eight Cup K3.5 million championship prize in Saturdayâ€™s final against Blue Eagles at Civo Stadium.
Bullets squad of 25 players and seven coaching panel members could get about K30 000 each assuming the money (K1.8 million) was shared equally, but this would not be the case, according Bullets vice-general secretary Higger Mkandawire.
â€œThe money would be shared based on the number of appearances. Players who did not feature in this cup will also get some token of appreciation. The 40 percent is not for us administrators either, as it will go towards logistics,â€ said Mkandawire.
Added Mkandawire: â€œOur clubâ€™s policy is that players get 50 percent for every cup won, but for this particular cup, we want to go an extra mile in appreciation of the playersâ€™ unwavering commitment to the teamâ€™s cause. We are talking about players who never deserted the team even during the rainy days.â€
Reacting on Bullets Facebook page one John Dube Tembo on Sunday wrote: â€œIt is good to motivate them so that they must work extra harder. Lifting this trophy will be the beginning of gaining our former glory.â€
Bullets coach Eddington Ngâ€™onamo on Sunday welcomed the 60 percent pledge whereas Eagles publicist Ackis Muwanga simply said: â€œOur players know what is expected of them and when they win a cup, we treat them fairly.â€