Airtel Top 8 champions Blue Eagles can smile all the way to the bank after receiving their K15 million prize money.
The development comes a day after the club complained on the delay of the payment.
Apparently, the sponsors, Airtel Malawi Limited, had electronically transferred the money on Friday, but the club had not accessed it due to delayed clearance at their bank.
Eagles general secretary Ulemu Kalua yesterday confirmed receiving the money.
“I can confirm that we got our money. It was just a communication breakdown,” he said.
But Nyasa Big Bullets’ K5 million runners-up prize money has gone towards a K7.2 million fine Football Association of Malawi (FAM) slapped the club for the violence that erupted during the final at Bingu National Stadium (BNS).
FAM competitions and media manager Gomezgani Zakazaka yesterday said Bullets have been told about their prize money’s fate.
“Bullets are aware that they will not get their money because it has gone towards the fines,” he said.
The development means Bullets now have a K2.2 million balance to settle the fine.
Eagles ended their six-year cup drought after beating Bullets 1-0 in the final after Stuart Mbunge converted an added time penalty.