Nyasa Big Bullets have called for sponsors to partner them in the four-team international bonanza scheduled for March 1, 2 and 4 at Kamuzu Stadium.
The bonanza will involve Bullets, their rivals Be Forward Wanderers, Chicken Inn FC of Zimbabwe and Mozambique’s Ferroviaro De Nampula.
Bullets administration manager Albert Chigoga said the team has pumped in K14 million for accommodation, food and transport of the teams.
“We have made huge investment in excess of K14 which we are hoping to recover from gate collections and broadcasting rights if we market the tournament properly,” he said.
Meanwhile, Bullets have issued a press statement, signed by Chigoga, saying that the bonanza has been organised to expose players to an international football and offer pre-season games to football followers.
“The name of the bonanza (Nyasa Big Bullets Challenge) is changeable as long as a sponsor comes to buy the naming rights. We are, therefore, appealing to corporate world to come forward and sponsor the bonanza.
“The games will be played on round robin basis or will be played on league basis. There will be two games every day to provide maximum football feast to Malawians,” reads the letter in part..
Bullets have also stated released broadcasting rights charges for radio and television (TV).
“About broadcasting rights, radio and TV (combined) will go at K500 000 for two games, radio alone is going at K200 000 for two games and TV alone at K300 000 for two games. Payment for the broadcasting rights will be required four days before the bonanza kick-off date. We will not allow broadcasting of these games for free,” reads the letter in part.
The gate charges are as follows; K2 000 for open stands, K4 000 for MBC Stands, K7 000 covered Stand and K10 000 VIP Stand.
Wanderers chairperson Gift Mkandawire said in an interview yesterday that they have accepted to take part in the tournament, but are yet to agree terms.
“We have agreed on their proposal because we are partners and we have been working together for a long time.
“But we are still discussing on terms and conditions,” he said.
Chigoga also said Wanderers would get a cut but are yet to agree on the figure.a