Malawian supporters for the English Premier League side, Manchester United on Monday donated various medical items especially for the theatre at Kamuzu Centre Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe as one way of giving back to society during the festive season.
Spokesperson Allan Chinula said the Malawian fans decided to form a social media whatsapp group, whose motive was to share the joys and frustrations specifically for Man United alone and other football related issues.
“Then three or four months ago, we started talking that we can add some more value if we considered to celebrate Christmas by doing something for our community during the festive season,” Katunga said.
“The members are Malawians but they are from all over the world. So we all contributed anything little and we managed to raise MK1.2 million.
“This is our first activity and God willing we intend to continue it and assist the needy in various ways,” he said.
He said the group is growing strong and that they nominate each other as way of recruitment.
So far, they are 178 members from Malawi, USA, United Kingdom, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South Africa and other parts of the world.
Funny enough, they all support different clubs on the domestic scene and “we avoid discussing local football issues although Mighty Wanderers and Big Bullets supporters can’t be stopped so when they are on the moon after a win”.