Big Bullets Southern Region committee has said only 18 Carlsberg replica jerseys are remaining out of the 447 they were allocated to sell.
The sales translate to K2 235 000 (about $6 000) at K5 000 ($12) each.
The club’s general secretary Higger Mkandawire confirmed the development, saying this shows that they are making progress in their commercialisation drive.
“We have a big fan base and now supporters realise the importance of supporting the club through the purchase of the club’s sports apparel,” said Mkandawire.
He could not, however, reveal the amount the club has earned through similar sales in the Central and Northern regions.
“The figure I have is for the Southern Region only; we are yet to get figures from other regions. But we hear they are also making progress there and once I get the whole figure, I will [let you know],” he said.
In a separate interview from Lilongwe, the club’s second vice-president Austin Kasito said they have sold the first consignment of 100 shirts which amounts to K500 000 (about $1 282).
“We were given 100 shirts which we have sold. Then we requested for 100 more. I will find out if they have been sold since I was away in South Africa,” he said.
“We have confidence that our partnership with Carlsberg will continue, but as a club, we’ll continue the comecialisation process through fundraising activities like we have been doing all along,” said Mkandawire.
Efforts to speak to Ruth Chenda Mkawndawire, Big Bullets chairperson in the North, proved futile as her phone could not be reached.
Meanwhile, Mkandawire said it is wrong for clubs in the Central Region to fault TNM for naming Bullets the team with the Most Disciplined Supporters.
“I think we deserve the accolade because we are disciplined if you compare [with what used to happen] in the past years.
“TNM and Super League of Malawi (Sulom) observed this that is why we got the award. Clubs in the Central Region should focus on their problems and not Bullets’,” said Mkandawire.