Big Bullets FC over the weekend launched a raffle draw which officials say is one of the several fundraising initiatives put in place to improve the welfare of the players.
The drive was inaugurated at Balaka Stadium during the team’s friendly match against Red Lions last Saturday which the Peoples Team won 2-1.
Bullets General Secretary Harold Fote said the draw was aimed at raising funds to assist the team’s players so that they start managing decent lives.
“The purpose of this raffle draw is to find money to assist our players so that they live better lives. This is one of the several initiatives we have put in place to ensure that our players are no longer beggars and we believe if all Bullets supporters assist our team will no longer be the same.
“For a long time we have been relying on companies and individuals to assist the team but the problem has been that these had their own interests in the team and ended up just using the team so we realised that our main and best asset is the supporter hence the initiative,” he explained.
For one to enter the draw, he or she has to buy a ticket which is going at K200.
The general secretary also announced that 10 winners from the draw will accompany the team to South Africa where it will go for its pre-season tour.
“The lucky 10 supporters will have their transport to and from South Africa, accommodation and food fully covered,” he said.
He also said besides the 10, there are other various prizes to be won such as 10 irons, 10 cell phones and 10 list watches.
According to head of the initiative, Dan Mbebuwa, in Blantyre supports can buy the tickets at the club house while points of sell in Lilongwe, Mzuzu and other areas will be announced in due course.