Silver players to share 50 percent of Standard Bank Cup winning prize

Silver Strikers players will smile all the way to city centre Standard Bank to share 50 percent  with the club out of the K9 million Standard Bank Cup prize money .

Standard Bank Models with the glittering trophy

Standard Bank Models with the glittering trophy

Asamoah Gyan was presented with a jersey bearing  President Peter Mutharika's name

Number 9 for Torres? Asamoah Gyan was presented with a jersey bearing President Peter Mutharika’s name

The banker’s general secretary Mike Tembo said their club has a contractual agreement in place to share the prize money with the players in equal footing.

“There is already an agreement with our players that whenever they win a cup they will get a 50 percent cut,” he said.

Tembo assured the players that they will smile all the way to the bank soon.

Silver Strikers captain Lucky Malata described this as a big motivation which they will transform it to the Super League.

“We are thankful to our club, and this 50 percent cut will go a long way. Let me also state that this is a big motivation to us and we will work extra harder even in the league,” said Malata.

The bankers were crowned 2014 Standard bank Cup champions after beating Azam Tigers 1-0 courtesy of a 9th minute Rodrick Gonani’s goal.

On another note, Standard Bank Chief executive Andrew Mashanda hailed the organizers of the cup for a smooth run.

Mashanda said as sponsors they were satisfied with the way the cup was run and promised for more fire next season.

He also said football fans and their customers should expect more exciting things next season.

During this year’s final, Standard Bank invited Ghana national team captain Asamoah Gyan, who presented  medals and a trophy to the champions.

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