Sunday’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa)-Malawi fundraising match between Silver Strikers and Nyasa Big Bullets raked in K9.3 million in gate revenue.
Misa-Malawi chairperson Tereza Ndanga has since expressed satisfaction with the money which will go towards acquiring an office building..
“Our target was to make a profit of around K5 million. And from the gross, roughly we should remain with K4 million to K5 million after everything,” she said.
However, while hailing gate management, Ndanga said there were some few challenges.
“We had a considerable number of incidents where gatecrashers overpowered some security personnel and forced the gates open. But overall, we are satisfied with the outcome, especially as we were only charging K1 000 for the open stands and considering the capacity of the stadium, it is satisfactory,” said Ndanga.
She also thanked ground owners— the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM)—and the two clubs for supporting the cause.
“We are grateful to RBM for providing us the stadium for free and taking care of Silver’s expenses. We are also grateful that Bullets participated at a subsided rate of K2.1 million,” she said.
The match, played at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe, saw Bullets emerging 2-0 winners.
Silver team manager Francis Songo thanked Misa Malawi for organising the game, saying it helped them tune up ahead of the new season. n