Football Association of Malawi (FAM) needs K108 million (about $169 811) for the Flames’ 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) away qualifier against Zimbabwe’s Warriors and participation in the Cosafa Cup.
FAM president Walter Nyamilandu confirmed the budget on Sunday.
He said: “Coffers are dry at the moment. We have a budget of K108 million in the month of June to play against Zimbabwe and participate in the Cosafa Cup [to be held in Namibia].
“We will be courting support from the corporate world, Ministry of Sports and Culture and well-wishers. We are also planning several cost-cutting measures, including travelling by road using our bus.”
However, Ministry of Sports and Culture spokesperson Christopher Mbukwa on Sunday painted a gloomy picture, saying it is difficult to provide extra funding at this time of the financial year.
“We will give an official response upon getting a request from FAM,” he said.
Asked if FAM has any plans to approach Prophet Shepherd Bushiri who provided the Flames with a K44 million (about $69 182) rescue package towards their budget for the Guinea games, Nyamilandu said: “It is a very sensitive matter unless he follows protocol.” n