Azam Tigers have asked their sponsors Azam Bakhressa to consider increasing the club’s sponsorship package due to the current economic situation in the country.
The Kau Kau Boys get K6 million (about $8 165) per season from their sponsors against the team’s annual budget of over K20 million (about $27 218).
The club’s technical director Robin Alufandika confirmed having met their sponsors on the matter.
“While we are grateful for the financial assistance we get from our sponsors, it is on the lower side compared to the demands of playing in the Super League coupled with the high cost of living.
“So, we indeed engaged them on the matter and asked them to consider raising the sponsorship and they gave us an assignment. We are supposed to meet again in two weeks,” said Alufandika.
Tigers are one of the least sponsored teams in the top-flight league.
Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets are the best sponsored teams in the league with an estimated annual sponsorship of K105 million (about $142 895) and K100 million (about $136 090) respectively.
Meanwhile, Alufandika has said the team has stepped up preparations for the new season and a number of new players are undergoing trials.
Tigers, who are coached by Gerald Phiri Snr, finished sixth in the league last season. n