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Flames players set to get allowance hike

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Walter Nyamilandu

Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has confirmed plans to raise Malawi national football team players’ allowances.

The players receive K100,000 for a win, K50,000 for a draw, K6,000 training allowance per day and $50 (about K38,000) upkeep when they travel outside the country.

Fam President Walter Nyamilandu said the move was aimed at motivating the players to work hard and win matches.

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“Soon after getting re-elected on December 14 last year, I vowed to quickly get down to business and fulfil the 15 key strategic promises made in my manifesto, Raising the Bar. We are now initiating the process to improve Flames players’ welfare by revising upwards their incentives. We will announce the new perks in due course,” Nyamilandu said.

Flames Captain, John ‘CJ’ Banda, welcomed the development but said he would not comment much before receiving official communication.

Banda said the hike would help motivate the team to get good results in all matches.

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“We are yet to be communicated to on the matter but if this is true, we are very thankful. We have been pleading with our bosses to consider raising our allowances because it does not make sense for a foreign-based player to come here and receive K6,000 as training allowance. We are just urging them to fulfil this and make us happy,” he said.

The Flames were expected to play back-to-back matches against Burkina Faso last month end but the matches were suspended due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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