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Carlsberg Cup semis rake in K27m

Carlsberg Cup semi-finals have raked in a gross of K27 million and Football Association of Malawi (Fam) says there is room for improvement in gate management.

The first semi-final between Big Bullets and Silver Strikers, played last Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium, grossed about K15 million with the two clubs sharing equally K5.8 million.

On Sunday, the second semi-final between Moyale Barracks and Be Forward Wanderers played at Civo Stadium, grossed K12.7 million with each club getting K2.2 million.

Fam competitions manager, Gomezgani Zakazaka, said the association was satisfied with the revenue from the two high-profile matches.

“The tickets that we printed and the revenue that we have collected are tallying,” Zakazaka said on Monday.

“So, it’s okay although we know there is room for improvement as far as gate management is concerned.”

Following this weekend results, Bullets and Wanderers clash in the final set for this August 29 at Civo Stadium.

Bullets thrashed Silver 3-0 while the Nomads laboured to a 1-0 victory over the Mzuzu-based soldiers, Moyale.

Zakazaka said the organising committee would, by Wednesday, meet to come up with the gate charges for the final match.

“It’s a new game altogether and yes, it is likely to have new gate charges. There have been suggestions from other stakeholders to hike the gate charges to K2,000 open stands,” Zakazaka said.

Semi-final gate charges were at K1,000 open stands, K3,000 covered stands, MBC stand tickets were at K2,000 while the VIP stand was at K5,000.

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