Wafawafa Bonanza collide with SAJ tournament

Organisers of the much publicised ‘Wafa Wafa’ Football Bonanza and the Sports Administrators and Journalist (SAJ) tournament have confirmed that they are both proceeding with their respective arrangement scheduled for this weekend.

Outside the newly built Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe (C) Stanley Makuti

‘Wafa Wafa’ is a bonanza that has been organized by four Super League teams namely the reigning League champions Kamuzu Barracks, Silver Strikers and Southern Region giants and traditional rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers.

As of SAJ, the tournament is played amongst Sports Journalists and Administrators with representation from all the four Regions of Malawi.

Coincedentally, both tournaments will be played at the same premises and on the same dates.

The only difference will only that the Wafa Wafa games will be played inside the main Bingu National Stadium while SAJ games will be played at the Upper Stadium of the newly Chinese built Stadium located in Lilongwe.

According to the latest fixture released by organisers of Wafa Wafa, the first game on Saturday kicking off at mid-day will be between Kamuzu Barracks and Silver Strikers while later in the day, it will be a Blantyre derby between Bullets and the Nomads.

Lameck Soko who is among the organising committee said his has been done deliberately inorder to have a team from the two regions taking part meeting in the finals.

Soko said they have set a target of K100 Nillion to be raised by the end of the event.

He said apart from gate takings, they are hoping to raise other money through adverts and broadcasting rights.

Charges for the open stands have been pegged as follows: Open Stands K1,000.00, Covered K2,000.00 and VIP K2,000.00.

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