Big Bullets TNM Super League outings against Blue Eagles and Epac United in Lilongwe on Saturday and Sunday respectively grossed K5.7 million (about $24m) in gate collection, according to Super League of Malawi (Sulom) treasurer Tiya Somba-Banda.
The game against Blue Eagles, which was watched by a capacity crowd at Nankhaka, made K2 735 650.00 (about $11 000). Eagles, Bullets and ground owners pocketed K594 43(about $2 377) 3 each whereas FAM and Sulom got K237 773 (about $951) each. Police pocketed K85 000 (about $350), stewards K62 000 (about $248), cashiers K191 000 (about $764) and St Johnâ€™s Ambulance K15 000 (about $60).
The game on Sunday against Epac grossed K3 million. Teams and ground owners Silver Strikers got K594 533 (about $2 378) each, Sulom and FAM took K262 339 (about $1 049) each, cashiers K213 150 (about $852), stewards K93 000 (about $372) and St Johnâ€™s Ambulance K18 000 (about $72).
“We improved security at the venue to avoid gate-crashers. We have also revised payment system for gate supervisors. Now, it is the responsibility of every stakeholder to pay their supervisor,” he said.
“We want teams to benefit more from gate takings because they are the major stakeholders,” he said.