Wanderers get the most returns from 2018 competitions
By Mphatso Malidadi:
FISD Challenge Cup champions, Be Forward Wanderers, got a lion’s share of prize money from various competitions in the just-ended 2018 season, amounting to K30 million.
Wanderers’ rivals Nyasa Big Bullets are second, having collected K22.75 million.
The Nomads top the cup rankings after pocketing K16 million for winning the Fisd Challenge Cup for the second time since it was launched in 2016.
The Lali Lubani Road side will also receive K7 million for finishing as runners-up in the TNM Super League.
Wanderers also got K5 million for finishing as runners-up behind Carlsberg Cup champions, Masters Security.
In the Airtel Top 8 Cup, Wanderers got K1 million for bowing out in the semifinals.
Bullets are second after collecting K15 million for winning the TNM Super League and also pocketing K5 million for finishing as runners-up in the Airtel Top 8 Cup.
Bullets also received K1 million for their top four finish in the Fisd Challenge Cup, with another pay cheque of K750,000 going into their coffers for reaching the semifinals of the Carlsberg Cup.
Former Flames Team Manager, Clement Kafwafwa, said the prize money is a reflection of the performances of the teams.
“The performance of a team gives it value. Wanderers managed to go far in almost all competitions, no wonder they pocketed a lot. So all the teams should aspire to perform better to increase their value and earn more,” Kafwafwa said.
Blue Eagles received K15 million for emerging Airtel Top 8 champions whereas Masters got K12 million for winning the Carlsberg Cup.
All teams in the Airtel Top 8 also received K1 million each.
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