Karonga United bemoan unfulfilled pledges
TNM Super League side Karonga United has bemoaned some individuals’ failure to honour pledges they made to the club.
The Northern Region-based club held a dinner dance last month with the aim of raising funds for operations.
During the event, the club raised about K1.5 million.
Karonga General Secretary Ramsey Simwaka said, out of the amount, they had managed to collect K1 million.
“Several individuals pledged to support us but some have not fulfilled their pledges. This is making it difficult for us to carry out our plans and operations. We had already budgeted for the money but we are failing to implement what we wanted,” Simwaka said.
Sports analyst George Kaudza-Masina described the failure as unfortunate.
“A promise is a credit. People have the tendency of just pledging but failing to fulfil their promise. There are people who want to gain mileage for nothing. If you do not want to give, it is better just to keep quiet other than promising what you cannot deliver,” Kaudza-Masina said.
Karonga were one of the strong clubs in the 2019 season.
They defied the odds to become the first Northern Region-based side to reach the finals of the Airtel Top 8 Cup after eliminating fellow Super League sides.
The team lost the final 1-0 to Silver Strikers at Bingu National Stadium.
Karonga have sent shock waves in the current season after registering victories over giants Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers.
The lakeshore side started with a 1-0 win over Bullets before embarrassing Wanderers with a 2-0 scoreline at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Karonga host Mafco at Karonga Stadium tomorrow as action in the top flight league returns.