A Blantyre-based Be Forward Wanderers fan Fadwick Matemba has come to the club’s rescue by donating K2 million towards its trip to Mzuzu this weekend.
The Nomads face rookies Ekwendeni United on Saturday before taking on Moyale Barracks on Sunday.
The club’s main supporters committee chairperson Melvin Nkunika said Matemba made the donation on Wednesday in response to the club’s appeal for financial assistance.
He said: “The team’s trip was in limbo as our coffers are completely dry.
“So, Matemba is one of those who responded positively by donating the money which will go towards players’ and technical staff travel allowances, accommodation and other expenses. We are very grateful to him for coming to our rescue.”
Matemba was not available for comment yesterday.
According to Nkunika, others who have donated towards the cause include the club’s board of trustees chairperson Rashid ‘Rashy’ Gaffar, who is also Minister of Mining (450 litres diesel) and Mount Meru Filling Station (150 litres diesel).
Chris Gondwe and a son to the club’s former team manager Iqbar Khadba have donated K100 000 each while Tamando Mainjeni has pumped in K50 000.
In February, business mogul and philanthropist Thom Mpinganjira who is also the club’s supporter, pumped in K20.2 million towards the team’s salaries.
The Nomads are struggling financially following the termination of sponsorship by Japanese firm Be Forward Limited.