Big Bullets and Silver Strikers fans have a chance to wear replica jerseys as the first consignment arrived in the country on thursday through Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe.
The first consignment included 2000 replica jerseys for each club and two sets of uniforms for each club supplied by Nsejjere Sports and Casual Wear.
According to Nsejjere Holdings Limited, Chief Operations Officer, Nanfuka Aishah, the replica jerseys have been pegged at six thousand kwacha each.
“We are providing free uniforms for each club (Bullets and Silver) home and away apart from the replica jerseys for the fans. The other consignment is expected to be in Malawi in two months from now and then it will be double the first consignment and we will include so many things like scarves,” said Aishah, who is in the country on business trip.
Through the sale of the replicas, the clubs are entitled to about 25 percent commission of the proceeds.
But unlike in the past, when the clubs were given responsibility to sell the replicas, Nsejjere will be selling the products on behalf of the teams.
This means, clubs will be getting about K1,500 from each replica jersey if sold at K6000.
Out of the 2000 jerseys, each club could rake in about K3 million.
Aisha further explained that the deal with Mighty Be Forward Wanderers has also reached an advanced stage and their products would also arrive in the country soon.
In an interview, Silver treasurer Fred Kalonga, confirmed the arrival of the replica jerseys saying it would help the clubs generate income to help in running the affairs of the club.
“If we can manage to sell all the replica jerseys, we can use the money to strengthen the squad in the second round,” said Kalonga.
In a separate interview, Bullets vice chairperson, Austin Kasito refused to give more details on the deal saying the club was expecting to meet officials from Nsejjere this week.
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