Wanderers hold Cup parade: Donate to Malawi’s Kachere Rehabilitation Centre

Mighty Wanderers FC celebrated winning the Standard Bank of Malawi Knockout Cup with supporters during a parade around the streets of commercial capital Blantyre and later donated a cheque worth K200, 000 and fifty trays of eggs to Kachere Rehabilitation Centre.

It was a touching moment as the Blantyre streets run blue with ‘Nyerere’ fans cheering  led by Yona Malunga.

Wanderers won the K20 million Standard Bank Cup after beating Silver Strikers in Lilongwe on, October 06, 2012.

But on Monday the club was on a convoy, which started from their club house at
Lali-Lubani Road via the Chipembere Highway all the way to Kachere Rehabilitation Centre with players showing the glittering trophy to the fans along the road.

The Nomads on their way to Kachere Rehabiliatation Centre ‘chanting kuli nyerere manoma’.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

Sharing

The club, said they wanted share part of the winning prize money with the needy, according to the clubs general secretary David Kanyenda.

“We discovered that God had a hand in our Standard Bank Cup victory, and we thought it wise to share part of the winning prize with patients at this centre,” said Kanyenda at Kachere Rehabilitation centre.

Apart from the K200, 000 cheque, the Nomads also donated 50 trays of eggs worth K60, 000 to the patients.

Kanyenda also stressed that since 1962 when Mighty Wanderers was established they have achieved a lot interms of winning trophies and that this prompted them to share with others.

“In fifty years we have achieved a lot and we thought it wise to share because God always provide to those who share with others,” he said.

Good gesture

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Chief Executive Officer Sugzo Nyirenda hailed Wanderers for their donation and urged other clubs to follow suit.

“This is what is supposed to be done and let other clubs take Wanderers example. Let us share with the needy in our hospitals because they also lack what we have,” said Nyirenda.

Nyirenda also committed himself that FAM will follow the Nomads example by coming up with their donation at the centre before Christmas.

Vice chairperson of Malawi against Physical Disabilities (MAP) Edna Chipofya saluted the Nomads for remembering patients, who she stressed that they lack support.

“We thank Wanderers for your kindness and it is our hope that other clubs will emulate the good example shown by you,” she said.

She also said Wanderers donated the money at the right place because they help footballers with their injuries or pains resulting from football matches.

MAP is an organization that was instituted in 1979 to provide medical rehabilitation to people who got disabled through a polio epidemic that swept the country at that time.

The organization’s task was to provide physiotherapy services, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and orthopedic surgery for those who could benefit from those procedures.

Nomads players showing their trophy.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

Some of the beneficiaries from the Nomads.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

The Nomads on victory parade.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

Nomads chief supporter Yona Green Malunga led the fans.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

Mighty Wanderers players on a parade to donate various items at Kachere Centre.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

Edna Chipofya speaking when Wanderers made the donation at Kachere.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

Wanderers players with some of Kachere patients.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

‘Nyerere’ supporters at the Wanderers Club House, Lali-Lubani Road.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

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