Be Forward Wanderers are K14 million ($26 718) richer from their Carlsberg Cup triumph over Big Bullets on Saturday at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
The Nomads got K9 million ($17 176) in prize money and an additional K5.2 million ($9 924)from gate collections whereas losing finalists Big Bullets made a total of K10.2 million ($19 466) (K5 million runners-up prize and K5.2 million from gate collections).
The match on Saturday grossed K29 million ($55 344) in gate revenue.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) anticipated to raise K37 million ($70 611) from the Carlsberg Cup final, according to competition’s manager Gomezgani Zakazaka.
He told The Nation prior to the match that 19 350 tickets were produced for the game.
He said 17 850 tickets were for the open stands where entry fee was K2 000.
Open stands alone were expected to produce K35 million ($66 794) had all the tickets been sold. Only 100 VIP tickets were printed and were selling at K10 000 ($19). The VIP section was expected to raise K1 million ($1 908).
For covered stands, 500 tickets were printed and entry was K5 000 ($10) which translate into K2.5 million ($4 771).
“We managed to raise K29 million. It could have been more, but the gate management system is still faulty. We still have challenges,” said Central Region Football Association (CRFA) treasurer Pyson Likagwa who is responsible for overseeing gate collections.
Both Zakazaka and Likagwa could not give a breakdown of tickets sold on Saturday, saying they were yet to reconcile.
He said apart from teams, FAM got K4 283 000 ($8 173), Malawi National Sports Council (MNCS) K1 045 000 ($1 994) and the balance went to security, ground owners, Saint Johns Ambulance and match supervisors.