Mighty Wanderers FC officials on Tuesday cheered the sick at Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe.
Led by executive member Christopher Kananji and Central Region chairperson Chris Kamwendo, the officials donated sugar, salt, toilet paper and various other groceries to patients in the psychiatric, childrens, mens and womens wards.
Kamwendo said they were so overwhelmed by their 1-0 win over Silver Strikers last weekend and the turnout of the fans at the match that they decided to share their success with patients.
“Sometimes when you are happy, you think others are happy too. But it [occurred to] us that we were celebrating while others were in hospital. We thought of sharing our take from the gate collections with our brothers and sisters in the hospital,” said Kamwendo.
Kananji said as a club, they have a social obligation to give back to the community.
“We are trying to change the perception that people have of supporters. As supporters and as a club, we have an obligation to the society we live in. This is one way of expressing our gratitude for the support the people give our team,” he said.
One of the beneficiaries Harry Simon expressed gratitude to the club for the assistance.
“This is very commendable from a local club. Most of the patients here are struggling to make ends meet. Life is tough here as there are some patients without guardians. The donation will help a lot of patients,” he said.