By Mphatso Malidadi:
This means Bullets supporters would be paying K1,500 instead of K2,000 whereas charges for cup games and matches involving big teams remain at K2,000 for open stands.
Bullets Chief Administration Officer Albert Chigoga and the club’s Chief Executive Officer Fleetwood Haiya made the announcement when they met with the team’s supporters at Bullets Club House in Blantyre on Wednesday.
Chigoga said the club reduced the charges in response to concerns raised by supporters.
“We are a listening club. The supporters approached us and we have decided to reduce the gate fee for some games in line with their concerns. This is effective Sunday, when we play against Mlatho Mponela,” he said.
Chigoga said it was understandable for the supporters to voice out their concerns, which emanated from their desire to watch their team in action all the time.
He also assured the supporters that the team was doing its best to return to winning ways after last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Savenda Chitipa United.
“We, administrators, met with the coaching panel and players and I can assure our supporters that we are doing everything possible to return to winning ways,” Chigoga said.
He also dismissed rumours that in-fighting between some senior and young players was the reason behind the team’s poor run which has seen it drawing against Chitipa, Mzuni and Tigers, and losing to Blue Eagles.
Bullets Supporters Director and Chairperson, Stone Mwamadi, applauded the club for responding to the fans’ concerns.
“We presented our grievances to the club and it is pleasing that we have seen some change. This will encourage more supporters to attend our games,” Mwamadi said.
He also said they expected a better performance during the Mlatho match.
“It is no use sacking the coach [Kallisto Pasuwa]. He is doing a good job to transform our team and we need to support him,” Mwamadi said.