Malawians will have to dig deeper into their pockets if they want to watch the Flames home games in the World Cup and African Cup of Nations qualifiers encounters’, as the Football Association of Malawi ( FAM) has hiked gate charges.
Speaking to members of the press at Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre, FAM’s Commercial Manager Casper Jangale announced that with the devaluation of the kwacha their services providers have also hiked their costs there by leaving FAM with no choice.
For instance, Flames versus Nigeria game, Malawians will be required to cough MK 12,000 for VIP Stand ticket while for those to sit at the covered stand; they have to pay MK6, 000.
At MBC stand, people will pay MK3, 000 while soccer vocal fans in the open stand should expect to pay MK750 from the normal international game price of MK 500.
After tussling with Nigeria, the next Flames encounter will be on June16 against Chad in the second leg of the Africa Cup of Nations. During the Chad game, spectators will pay something less comparing it with the Nigeria match, as Fam has pegged the VIP stand at MK10, 000, covered stand MK 5,000, MBC stand MK2, 500 while in the open stand fans will be asked to pay the usual price of MK500.
However, Malawians have something to smile at, as Fam has reduced the prices for Flames replica jerseys.
The wholesale price is at MK5, 000 which can only be bought at FAM while retail price is now at MK6, 000 from the initial MK7, 500 and MK 9,000 respectively.
“All football loving Malawians are encouraged to come to FAM to buy the jerseys at MK5,000 in order to paint Kamuzu stadium red during Malawi home matches in June,” said Jangale.