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Derby grosses K38 million

Saturday’s match between Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers grossed K38.3 million in gate collections, with the two crowdpullers pocketing K8,154,572 each.

The game, played at Kamuzu Stadium, saw the government also carting home K8,154,572 as ground levy.

A cut of K2,682,865 went to the cashiering firm while Police received K565,000. Stewards got K930,000.

St Johns Ambulance pocketed K140,000 while Ichocho Security received K470,000.

Both Super League of Malawi and Football Association of Malawi got K3,261,828 each while Malawi National Council of Sports received K1,630,914.

Bullets Chief Administration Officer, Albert Chigoga, said they were not satisfied with the amount.

“I think we had more people inside. The system is still porous. This means many spectators did not pay,” Chigoga said.

He, therefore, called for concerted efforts to improve the system to enable teams realise more from the gates.

“All stakeholders need to work jointly so that we earn more from the gates. Otherwise the figures we are getting are disappointing,” Chigoga said.

Wanderers Chairperson Gift Mkandawire could not comment on the matter as his mobile phone went unanswered.

Sulom General Secretary, Williams Banda, said he was yet to be served with balance sheet details.

“I will comeback to you once I get all details,” Banda said.

The figure is K3 million more than what was raised when the two teams met in the first round.

Wanderers still top the log table with 45 points from 21 games whereas Bullets have three points less from 20 games.

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