Football Association of Malawi (FAM) through its Finance Director Limbani Matola has revealed that the association realised about K23.5 Million from ticket sales during the Flames versus Madagascar Confederation of African (Chan) first round qualifying match played on Saturday at the Bingu National Stadium (BNS).
Despite losing the match 1-0 to bow out of the tournament (2-0 on aggregate), Matola said marketing wise they did well.
Matola claimed the figure raised reflects the turn up of fans at the stadium.
He therefore took time to commend the Police, Stewards, Ushers and FDH bank for a job well done in ensuring that people accessed tickets in god time, directing supporters ar the stadium as well tightening the security.
The Finance Director also took time to issue an apology to some individual that were detained by police at BNS suspected to have possessed fake entry tickets.
“I whole heartedly apologise to these individuals and I ask for their forgiveness for all the inconveniences and embarrassment this may have caused,” Matola told a local radio.
The detained individuals were released afterwards when it was realised that missing of some security features was a factory fault according to Matola.