Following Malawi national football team’s progress to the group stage of the World Cup qualification following a 1-0 victory over Botswana Zebras at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, the players will get K600 000 game bonus each up from the normal K100 000 for a win and half the amount (K50 000) for a draw.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu said the association gave the Flames players K250 000 for a goalless draw in Botswana in the first leg played on Saturday in Francistown and also K250 000 for the win on Tuesday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, making it a total of K500 000.
Nyamilandu topped up K100 000 for each player from his pocket to round it up to K600 000.
“We considered the first leg that we drew as a win because if we had not drawn in that match we couldn’t have qualified,” said Nyamilandu.
Meanwhile, Flames coach Meke Mwase has said the bonus will help motivate the team.
He pleaded for support from FAM for the national team’s preparations in Qatar World Cup and African Cup of Nations (Afcon) group stages qualifiers.
The Flames tactician said the team will need to prepare thoroughly for the qualification campaign.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :