Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has slightly missed a target of K30 million it set to raise during the last weekend Blantyre Derby
involving old-age rivals Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets played at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The stadium was filled to the brim and the total amount raise was K27, 374, 420.00.
However, Sulom Treasurer Tiya Somba Banda said they are happy to have beat their own record of first round season derby which raised K26 million.
Somba Banda told a local newspaper that they were felt overwhelmed that supporters behaved well and did not overflow to cordoned areas of the stadium as it has previously been the case.
He also said he is happy that the teams were satisfied with the proceeds from the gate collections.
“We planned for a 20,000 turnout thus around K30 million in revenue which have just missed with 10 percent. The K27 million is not far
from our expectations and we are glad that the teams are satisfied with the amount collected” Somba Banda is quoted as saying.
Wanderers and Bullets cut home a whooping K5.7 million each while the other proceeds were shared among stadium owners, Sports Council, Football Association of Malawi, Sulom among other stakeholders.
Both Wanderers Vice Chairman Gift Mkandawire and Bullets General Secretary have expressed satisfaction with the strides made by Sulom in improving revenue collection.
During Saturdys derby, Nyasa Big Bullets continued to prove their superiority over the nomads in the past three years with a 1-0 narrow
Kondwani Scholes Kumwenda who was off-loaded at Wanderers at the beginning of the season did the damage to break the hearts of Nomads followers.
Meanwhile Bullets are on position three with 36 points from 19 games.
They tie with Blue Eagles who are on second with 36 points with the same number of games but the people’s team have a superior goal