Mighty Tigers’ future ahead of the 2020 season looks bleak as officials have given up on securing sponsorship.
Tigers Chairperson, Sydney Chikoti, said the club’s marketing drive was not yielding results.
“Earlier this year, we hired marketing personnel to secure sponsorship but nothing positive has happened so far. I think it will be difficult to secure sponsorship. This is because most companies are excusing themselves due to Covid-19. We are still pushing but I doubt if we can have one,” he said.
However, Chikoti was optimistic the club will not disband due to financial challenges.
He said officials would still be contributing resources to ensure that the club still operates.
“We are working on other means of sourcing funds to pay the players. We are doing this despite our financial position which has greatly been affected by Covid-19. We always agree with the players on what we can manage to give them. Of course, had it been that the season was in course we could have been getting something from gate collections,” he said.
Two years ago, Tigers parted ways with Bakhresa Milling Company that was bankrolling the club under the brand of Azam.
Tigers last won a cup in 2009 when they lifted the Standard Bank Cup.
Recently the team has produced talented players like Stanley Sanudi, Isaac Kaliati, William Thole, Bright Munthali and Peter Cholopi.