The quarterfinals of the Standard Bank Knock-out Cup raised a total of K14 million for the four games.
The match between crowd Pullers Bullets FC and Moyale Barracks at Civo Stadium rake in K7.5 million despite the venue being filled to capacity.
Be Forward Wanderers and Red Lions match realised K4.720.740. Nomads and Lions each earned K715,707 whereas the remainder was shared among Football Association of Malawi (FAM) ground owners and police stewards.
A total of K1.4 million was collected at Silver Strikers and Blue Eagles in which each of the team earned K215,000, Civo United and Dedza Young Soccer Stars match grossed K600,000.
Wanderers treasurer Davie Msadala said the revenue did not reflect the large turn-out.
“A lot of money is also going towards security. The number of security personnel was on the higher side at 150 police officers and 120 stewards,” Msadala said.
Silver acting general secretary Fred Kalonga is also disappointed with the money raised in their game against Blue Eagles.
“We are not happy with collection for Saturday looking at the crowd that came to match but anyway maybe we will appreciate after looking at the breakdown for various expenditures,” Kalonga said.
Civo beat Dedza Young Soccer 2-0, Blue Eagles overcame Silver Strikers 1-0, Wanderers booted out Red Lions 1-0 and Bullets FC bundled out Moyale Barracks 1-0 to march to the semifinals.
Wanderers date Blue Eagles while Bullets face Civo United.
Standard Bank’s head of marketing Thokozani Unyolo has since expressed satisfaction with the way the tournament has progressed so far.
“There has been very good progress and we have not heard of any single incident of violence. The competition has also been tough and losing teams have gracefully accepted results.
“We set aside K43 million for this year’s competition- K25,000 for prizes and other awards with the remaining amount going towards promotional and other activities. If things continue moving like this, we are going to bring in lots of pleasant surprises and other good things,” said Unyolo.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :