Be Forward Wanderers goalkeeper William Thole and attacking midfielder Rafiq Namwera say the financial support which the club’s Central Region based supporters are providing to the players is helpful and timely.
Both Thole and Namwera were invited to Lilongwe by Mgona zone supporters on Sunday to receive K130,000 each. The supporters initiated the financial support project as one way of helping the players during this period of Covid-19 pandemic.
Thole said he was very grateful for the support saying it came at the right time when the club was facing financial constraints due to the pandemic.
“It is true that together with Namwera we went to Lilongwe to receive money which the supporters contributed. We are thankful for this. You may be aware that our club is facing a lot of challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic as our sponsor is deducting 60 percent from our salaries, so this donation is a welcome development,” he said.
Wanderers supporters’ chairperson for Central Region Rodrick Chitedze said currently 14 players have benefited from initiative.
“We started this way back in April, and so far I can confirm that 14 players have received money from their Lilongwe supporters. We were in Mgona on Sunday where Namwera and Thole got their share from supporters. This week we have invited Mike Kaziputa because our aim is to reach out to every player in our team,” Chitedze said.
Richard Chipuwa, Stanly Sanudi, Lucky Malata, Juma Yatina and Isaac Kaliati are some of the players that benefited from the initiative.
Wanderers finished second in the TNM Super League last year.