Silver Strikers FC have made K31 million within three weeks of the Airtel Top 8 Trophy through prize money and gate collections, The Nation has learnt.
The club’s secretary Thabo Chakaka-Nyirenda confirmed the figures on Tuesday in Lilongwe.
“In prize money we made K15 million. The first game at home against Nyasa Big Bullets we made K2.6m, the return match against Bullets in Mulanje we collected K1.6 million in revenue and against Kamuzu Barracks we made K1.2 million and in the finals against Be Forward Wanderers it was K10.5 million. We made a profit as compared to the expenses which were way below the K16 million we made in gate revenue,” said Chakaka-Nyirenda.
Meanwhile, starting this morning the club will parade the Airtel trophy in selected townships in Lilongwe as one way of celebrating the feat with their fans.
The club’s chairperson Ralph Tseka disclosed this yesterday in Lilongwe.
Silver has since gotten consent from the Lilongwe City Council and the Commissioner of Police, Central Region Police Headquarters.
The club has hired an Axa shuttle bus to parade the trophy complete with traffic and riot police to regulate traffic and provide protection
According to the programme, the victory parade shall be conducted within the city, starting 9am at Silver Stadium.
It will then proceed to Mchinji Roundabout to Kanengo towards City Centre.
From there, the parade will take the Convention Drive and then converge at the Game Shopping Complex.
“From Game Shopping Complex the parade will proceed to Bwalo la Njobvu along the Kamuzu procession Road, take the M1 Road to Bunda Roadblock and then to Area 23.
“From Area 23, the parade shall proceed to City Mall and then back to the Silver Stadium where it is scheduled to disperse. It is expected to disperse at 3pm. More than 10 000 clubs supporters are expected to participate in the procession,” said Tseka.
Chimwemwe Nyimbiri a Silver fan based in Lilongwe said he is ready to risk his employers’ wrath by absconding work and opting to celebrate with his team. n