Mighty Wanderers FC will open a club for their supporters at Wanderers Club along the Lali Lubani Road in Blantyre.
This is in line with the Carlsberg Malawi sponsorship deal.
Wanderers FC, as a football entity, has no powers over the current Wanderers Club. It is now run as a private facility with club membership fee of K30 000 (about $120) per year, per individual, which most fans cannot afford.
Carlsberg Malawi will be offering the Nomads and Bullets some of their products to sell and share some profits, which has prompted the Nomads to open a new club.
“The management of Wanderers Club has given us a room behind the main club to open a club to sell Carlsberg products to our supporters only,” said Nomads chairperson George Chamangwana.
Nomads supporters committee chairperson Yona Malunga said it is unfortunate that over the years the club became a no go zone for the clubâ€™s ordinary supporters when the facility was meant for the whole club.
“This used to be a free for all club. After watching the team at the stadium fans used to convene at the club to socialise and talk football, but management decided to turn the club into an all-elite facility.
“How do they expect us to pay K30 000 for just being members? Even players do not have access to the club. Our friends at Big Bullets go freely at their club; hence, they are able to contribute to the team,” said Malunga.
Bullets chairperson Malinda Chinyama has since offered Carlsberg Malawi a special room at their clubhouse for the company to be selling its products.
“With this partnership, we will make the Bullets FC Clubhouse the most sought-after drinking joint in town, so you are welcome to invest at our club,” he said.