Big Bullets, Mighty Wanderers, Silver Strikers and Epac FC have organised a two-day sports bonanza involving the four teams to be played at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe on the 21 and 22 this month.
According to chairperson of the joint committee from the four teams, Austin Kasito, the objective of the tournament is to raise K20 million (about $50 000) towards the running of the clubs.
The winning team will pocket K1 million (about $2 500) apart from getting an equal share from the proceeds.
“We had a meeting at Crown Lodge in Lilongwe on Friday where all the clubs were represented and we hatched and implemented the idea of holding a sports bonanza to raise funds,” said Kasito who is also Bullets second vice-chairperson.
He said the idea was hatched after noting that the clubs have a lot of following.
“All the clubs involved have big fan bases and, as such, they do not have to suffer financially. We appeal to fans in the Central Region to come in their large numbers and support our cause. This is for their beloved team, and, if they truly love their teams, they must come in their large numbers,” he said.
Wanders executive member Christopher Kananji, who is representing the club in the joint committee, said the idea came after seeing the success of the Orange Partners Charity Shield which was staged last year.
“The Orange Partners Charity Shield was a wake-up call. We felt we have been used to raise money for others. We thought we can use the same method to raise money for running our clubs,” he said.
The Orange Partners Charity Shield made K17 million (about $42 500) from gate collections.