Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Supporters Committee Chairperson Mervin Nkunika has said the team’s followers have pledged to take care of basic needs of players.
“We have revived the idea whereby each zone across the country has to contribute a specific amount to go towards players.
“We have identified about 20 active zones in Lilongwe and 15 in Blantyre. We will allocate 28 players to the zones,” he said.
Nkunika said they have also turned to the social media by asking Wanderers-related groups on whatsapp to be contributing K30,000 to the players.
“We feel this is one of the ways of sustaining the team during this difficult time,” he said.
However, one of the supporters, who did not want to be mentioned, doubted if the arrangement could work.
“We already have the Noma Yanga Noma Yathu SMS promotion which is failing to generate income. Of course the idea is good but it could have worked if it were the supporters at the zones themselves starting the thing. In this case it is the supporters committee that is imposing it on fans,” said the fan.
Wanderers are struggling financially as their debt has risen to over K100 million.
The team owes players K12 million in salary arrears for two months.
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