Saturday’s Blantyre derby, featuring domestic football powerhouses—Mighty Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets—grossed K3 178 000 from which the two clubs got K679 770 each.
With the public restrictions due to Covid-19, over 1 000 spectators watched the TNM Super League encounter at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Bullets chief administration officer Albert Chigoga said considering the restrictions, the amount represents the turnout.
“Under the present circumstances, I would say we have no complaints. We are fine with the figures though we would have loved to generate more,” he said.
But the Nomads, who were the home side, said this was a missed opportunity to generate more revenue.
Wanderers general secretary Fadwick Matemba said: “We have no sponsorship, so on a normal day, we could have made much more than what we got.
“Unfortunately, we had no choice, but go by the rules. We hope things will get back to normal soon.”
According to a breakdown provided by Super League of Malawi (Sulom) general secretary Williams Banda, service providers got K1 086 400, stadium owners got K522 900, K420 000 went towards security while stewards got K262 000.
The league-runners got K209 160, K128 000 went towards stadium cordoning, cashiering firm got K158 400, St. Johns Ambulance received K50 000 while K67 500 went to Nitel tickets.
Charges for the derby were K15 000 VIP, K10 000 covered stands, K8 000 MBC stand and K5 000 open stands.
The match was called off with eight minutes to full time due to acts of violence that forced police to fire tear gas. The two teams were tied one-all.