The game between Malawi and Mali played on Saturday at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre raised K13.1 million after Football Association of Malawi (FAM) verified and reconciled the amount collected from ticket sales.
FAM General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said from the revenue the association profited K7.5 million to be shared with Malawi National Council of Sports after paying for security cashiers and other head as it has been the case before.
Nyirenda said he was satisfied with the money collected as it has slightly hit more than their target of K10 million.
“We were targeting to collect K10 million and this figure has been realized because we tightened security at the gates,” Nyirenda said.
He said the association had taken long to announce the official amount of money raised from the games to avoid creating confusions.
“We have had problems in the past after releasing the projected or unverified amount of money from gate collections,” he said.
Meanwhile inside sources confided to Nyasa Times that the association would not release a cut for the government because of financial problems it is facing.
The development comes after Malawi National Council of Sports Executive Secretary accused FAM of failing to remit its share calling it unprofessional.
“You can’t collect money at the source because it has to be audited among others,” he said.
An impressive crowd turn out for the game in which the Flames beat Mali by 2-0 to revive their Africa Cup of Nations hopes which were dashed after Mali beat Algeria to seal their place at Afcon.-