SULOM calls Malawi football fans hypocrites over gate charges

Super League of Malawi  has spared no kind words for football fans in Malawi after raising their concern that the gate fees for country’s biggest and famous derby between Nyasa Bullets and Be Forward Mighty Wanderers is way off the mark.

Sulom Treasurer Tiya Somba: Fans are hypocrites

Sulom Treasurer Tiya Somba: Fans are hypocrites

Bullets and Wanderers face each other at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday with the gate charges going at K2,000 Open Stands, twice that of last season, K2,500 for MBC Stand K5,000 for Covered Stand and K10,000 for VIP Stand.

The soccer fans have said SULOM should have taken into consideration the economic hardships that Malawi is facing which has not spared the soccer fraternity.

But SULOM Treasurer Tiya Somba Banda said it was “hypocrisy of the highest order” for football fans to call the charges as high while at the same time want the country’s top league governing body to improve the welfare of players.

“On one hand they clubs should benefit from gate revenues. On the other hand they say they gate charges are exorbitant. Do we really what we want?. Let’s not make out football a cheap commodity,” Somba said.

His remarks got backing from a number of people with a soccer fan Elia Chisambiro saying the charges are the lowest in the region as in comparison to South  Africa derby matches cost as high as R100 which is around K50,000 (25 times higher).

Another fan said; “ Not expensive people are used to free things in Malawi. What they forget is that any entertainment has a cost attached to it. Footballers are paid by that money to feed their families.”

Bullets face their age-old rivals Wanderers with both teams having mixed fortunes in their opening two games of the season.

The Peoples team started with a goalless draw against Moyale Barracks and recovered to beat  another military outfit Red Lions 2-1 while the Nomads started with a 2-1 victory Silver Strikers but were stopped in their tracks by Dwangwa United with a one-all draw.

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Myao
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Myao
4 months 24 days ago

The solution is to disband Sulom and channel their gate subvernsion towards players welfare. All Sulom functions can ably be handled by Fam and its fixtures committee. afterall Chibowa and his other greedy colleagues are out of Fams system.
After disbanding Sulom, then Fam should also clear itself.

navi
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navi
4 months 26 days ago

standard of football does not match the charges..Brace yourself for demos should something go wrong over there with officiation.

Absalomchiwanda
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Absalomchiwanda
4 months 26 days ago

Masamu A ku Malawi Amenewo Ndani anakuuzani Kuti 100 rand is equal to MK50,000. Which rate are you using? Dollar or Pound rates. Inu a Chisambiro pitaninso ku School yakwacha mukaphunzirenso if at all you attended one kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

chitsulomaulidi
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4 months 26 days ago

mpira pa jozi sunafike R100(4500 kwacha) is less ndiye kumeneko ziwaberani basi poti amalawi tulo

mbwiyache
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mbwiyache
4 months 26 days ago

Koma a Malawife ndi abulutu zedi. You are comparing derby prices of South Africa with Malawi zooona?? Maliza statement yakoyo, ulembe kuti Malawi is the poorest country in the region, you will have wisdom in your thinking,

Shaffi ishumael
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Shaffi ishumael
4 months 27 days ago

Which school u went and who was ur teacher? More fire bb u r my lvness soccer club

Mwanafyale
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Mwanafyale
4 months 27 days ago

Ife tili pa Jozi pompo koma I wonder whether 100 rand ndi K50,000….masamu ake ati? If 1 rand ndi K45 ku Malawi ko how come 100 rand ikakhale zimene mukunezazo…K50,000 its 1000 rand and kuti iyipeze ndizovuta kuno

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