By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
Following a stakeholders meeting, last Saturday at Mpira Village in Blantyre reviewing the ticket and gate management, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has announced that 10 percent of all gate collections will go towards the player’s welfare fund.
According to a statement released by the FA on Tuesday, Net gate collections for home and away teams have been reduced from 25 percent to 23 percent in order to divert the remaining percentages to the welfare fund.
During his manifesto launch just before the Annual General Meeting (AGM), the Country’s FA President Walter Nyamilandu promised players that once re-elected; a player’s welfare fund will be introduced before the new season kicks off.
Apart from the players welfare fund, the meeting resolved to have all games outsourced transparently in order to minimize gate fraud that has been haunting Malawian football for the past decades. With the new changes, Net gate collections will be as follows:
- Ground owner-25 percent
- Home team-23 percent
- Away team-23 percent
- Players welfare fund-10 percent
- FAM-7 percent
- Sulom-7 percent
- Sports Council-5 percent.