By: Lackson Kanyoza
As one way of strengthening their financial muscle, Nyasa Big Bullets have announced that their games against Dynamos FC of Zimbabwe next weekend in the Nyasa Challenge Cup will be used for fundraising to collect revenue for the club.
Speaking during a press briefing at Sports Council on Thursday afternoon, the team’s financial committee chairman Isaac Norman said all preparations for the games are at an advanced level.
“The preparations for the challenge cup games are going on very well. We will use the games as one way for fundraising for the club. The first game will be played at Kamuzu Stadium on 5 March before wrapping up the second game on Sunday at Civo Stadium.
“The entire budget to cutter for expenses has been sorted out. These are the kind of games where a team can utilize and make a lot of revenue and we are appealing to every soccer loving fan to patronise these two games,” he said.
He further expressed his gratitude to Nyasa Tobbaco Manufacturing Company for the financial support being rendered towards the launch.
“We are very grateful to our sponsors for the financial support towards the launch. They have tackled everything including the allowances even though we are not sure of what will be collected after the end of the games,” he concluded.
In his remarks, NMC brands manager Chimwemwe Chikwana said his company is delighted with the partnership.
“The sponsorship launch is very important to us because it will be the beginning of a successful journey with Malawi’s biggest club. We have ordered new things for the lunch and we are expecting the launch to be very entertaining,” said Chikwana.
He was quick to announce that every penny collected from the two matches will go straight into the team’s account.
“Every penny collected in the two games will go straight into the team’s account. As a company, we have got nothing to do with what will be collected,” he explained.
Meanwhile, the people’s team have refused to disclose on how much money has been spent for the launch.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) will handle the match as the Country’s soccer governing body.
New recruits will be given a chance to showcase their skills on the day.
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