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Silver Strikers players to share K7.5 million

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Silver Strikers players will share K7.5 million out of the K15 million prize money the team received after winning the Airtel Top 8 Cup on Saturday.

The club’s General Secretary, Thabo Chakaka- Nyirenda, said the players are entitled to half of any prize money won by the team in any competition.

“At the moment, we have not discussed at committee level but what I am saying is what is on record. We share 50 per cent of the prize money won in any competition. This has been the trend and it is stipulated in the players’ contracts,” Chakaka- Nyirenda explained.

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He said the arrangement is a way of generating revenue for the club’s operations to supplement the sponsorship.

The General Secretary said the 50 percent cut is in addition to the players’ game bonuses.

Nyirenda disclosed that the club is arranging a trophy parade in an open bus in Lilongwe’s streets on Wednesday.

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The Central Bankers ended their two-year cup drought after beating Be Forward Wanderers 10-9 on post-match penalties at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.

Mathews Sibale netted the decisive penalty before Harry Nyirenda smashed his penalty against the post.

It was a memorable day for Sibale just a year after missing a penalty in the Carlsberg Cup final at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

For winning the competition, Silver pocketed K15 million plus a trophy whereas runners-up Wanderers got K5 million.

Before Saturday’s victory, the Central Bankers last won a cup in 2014 when they won the defunct Standard Bank after beating Azam Tigers 1-0 at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.

The eight-time Super League champions finished third in the TNM Super League last season.

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