Clubs ignore Mpira Sacco
Despite making noise of improving players’ welfare, Super League clubs have ignored Mpira Sacco project aimed at assisting footballers to embrace a saving culture.
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) Vice-President, Daud Suleman, confirmed that despite massive sensitisation campaigns, only Mzuni FC, Azam Tigers and Civo United have applied for the project.
“We have the same problem that clubs are reluctant to adopt some important projects. Maybe we need to sensitise them again,” said Suleman during the week.
Surprisingly, giants Be Forward Wanderers, Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers are among the clubs that have ignored the project.
Apart from the Mpira Sacco, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has established a Players’ Welfare Fund which will be financed by gate revenue share.
Chairperson of the Players’ Welfare Committee, Gift Gunda, said the Mpira Sacco is a component in the Players’ Welfare Fund.
“As a committee, we want to continue with what Sulom started on the
Mpira Sacco. We need to encourage the players to save,” Gunda said.
Former Players Association Chairperson, Ojukwu Malunga, said the Mpira Sacco must still be pursued. Many retired players are increasingly being rendered destitute.
There are many key steps that have to be taken to ensure that operational and legal requirements are met for Mpira Sacco to become fully-registered and licensed by Muscco and Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM).
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