The Lilongwe University College of Law has announced that winners of the Charity Bonanza it is sponsoring today will take home a K1 million (US$2 457) prize.
Runners-up will pocket K500 000 (US$1 229) while third and fourth-best teams will receive K300 000 (US$737) and K200 000 (US$491) respectively.
Big Bullets, Mighty Wanderers, Silver Strikers and Epac face off at Civo Stadium in a tournament likely to set the tone for the Super League season which starts on April 19.
According to the college’s principal, Wadson Muluka, they have paid K2 million to the four teams as participation fee.
“We have had some differences with Silver Strikers who were demanding a higher participation fee because they are the defending champions, but that has been settled. We have also deposited the money with FAM’s competitions officer Gomezgani Zakazaka and now we are looking to an exciting tournament,” said Muluka.
The college wants to raise money to donate to Kamuzu Central and Likuni hospitals.
“We want to contribute cash raised from the game to mitigate the plight being experienced by Malawians at the two hospitals,” said Muluka.
He appealed to soccer fans in the Central Region to patronise the games en masse so as to be part of this noble cause.
As we went to press, Zakazaka said they had issued the licence to the organisers of the bonanza.