Standard Bank Cup final raises K4.8m: Tigers protest

The Standard Bank Knockout Tournament between Silver Strikers and Azam Tigers played at Civo Stadium in Malawi’s capital of Lilongwe raised K4.8 million.

Silver beat Tigers 1-0 through a Rodrick Gonani’s first half goal to win the cup.

Madeira (second from left) says  the prizes are manifestly inadequate

Madeira (second from left) says the prizes are manifestly inadequate

Both teams received K800,000 each while Football Association of Malawi (FAM), and ground owners shared the remainder.

But a Tigers official, Steve Madeira, said although the K800,000 cut would help the team to meet expenses incurred on travel and accommodation while in Lilongwe the gate collection should be revised.

“How can one justify that out of almost K5 million teams only share less than K2 million,” Madeira said.

“Teams should be beneficiaries but I don’t know why FAM and other officials continue to exploit us in such a way while most of the teams struggle financially.”

The issue of game collection has been a thorny issue in Malawi with most teams apart from Silver, Civo United and Blue Eagles do not have their own grounds.

Malawi National Council of Sports and FAM have always defended themselves by appealing to teams to considering constructing their grounds.

Silver received K9 million for winning the cup while Tigers pocketed K5 million as losing finalists.

The game watched Ghana’s captain Asamoah Gyan who was in the country on HIV/Aids Goal campaign.

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