The Presidential Cup semi-final match between Moyale Barracks and be Forward Wanderers last Saturday grossed K5.6 million, an all-time record at Mzuzu Stadium.
At Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, the other semi-final match between Nyasa Big Bullets and Mafco raised about K10.5 million bringing the total to K16 million.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) competitions manager Gomezgani Zakakaka said according to the records, the gross revenue for the Mzuzu match was a record.
“Never before has a match involving clubs raised that much at Mzuzu Stadium. So, while the figure raised in Blantyre was almost double as much, the interesting development was on the record-breaking gross revenue.
“The gate-management strategy which the stakeholders put in place, in particular the clubs, was a success,” he said.
From the K5.6 million, the two teams and the ground owners each got K1.1 million while the rest was shared by other stakeholders such as FAM, outsourcing agency and security.
Wanderers vice-general secretary Chris Kananji expressed delight at the feat.
“Usually the gross revenue in Mzuzu does not hit K5 million, but looking at the strategies that were put in place by the stakeholders, it was not surprising that we raised that much,” he said.
In the Bullets versus Mafco game, the two teams got K2.3 million each.