Chipiku League champions Dwangwa United have pegged their budget for the 2016 TNM Super League season at K30 million (about $43 842) .
The Central Region Football Association (CRFA) league champions have since embarked on a campaign to lobby several companies and individuals for segmented sponsorship.
Dwangwa team manager David Mwandira expressed optimism that the club will raise the amount.
“We estimated that for us to fulfill all fixtures and pay bonuses and upkeep allowances we will require not less than K30 million.
“Illovo Sugar Malawi Limited, who supported us with K3.5 million have promised to inject some finances in the team.
“Now we have lined up meetings with Ethanol and Unitrans Company for segmented sponsorship,” said Mwandira..
He said apart from these companies operating in Dwangwa, his club has also received assurance from several businesspersons in the area who are interested to sponsor the team.
“We have several areas where interested individuals can come in. Some can help us by providing fuel and transportation, some accommodation for the players and some food and even football equipment. From the talks we have had, we are optimistic that things will work out for us,” said Mwandira.
Dwangwa United also have Kalulu Stadium which will help them to raise more revenue.
“When hosting big games involving top clubs in the country such as Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers, we raise over K200 000 as ground levy.
“We hope the revenue will improve since now we will not only be hosting Super League games, but also playing in the league is well,” he said.
CRFA chairperson Austin Ajawa has since appealed to companies and well-wishers within the region to sponsor Dwangwa.
“We want more representation of Central Region teams in the Super League. But for us to achieve this, there is need for Dwangwa to have steady sponsorship,” said Ajawa.