Mighty Wanderers have unveiled an ambitious fund-raising drive aimed at raising K10 million (about $30 030) to buy land for the construction of a stadium; and also buy a minibus.
The clubâ€™s vice-general secretary Hubert Mfune said the fund-raising drive starts this evening with a bash at their Chichiri clubhouse, where there will be live band performance by Alleluya Band, among others.
â€œFor a start, we are having a bash at our clubhouse this Friday [today] evening starting from 5.30pm where there will be lots of other entertaining activities. Our sponsors Carlsberg Malawi will also offer entertainment that will see patrons winning various prizes,â€ said Mfune.
He said entry fee at the bash will be K1 000 (about $3) all round.
The Nomads, who ironically are celebrating 50 years of existence this year, have also organised a dinner dance at their clubhouse on December 14 where Minister of Transport and Public Infrastructure Sidik Mia, is expected to be the guest of honour.
â€œTickets are already on sale and they are going at K5 000 (about $15) each and it will also include a sumptuous buffet,â€ said Mfune.
According to Mfune, part of the proceeds will also go towards settling the teamâ€™s outstanding debts estimated at over K10 million (about $30 030).
â€œIn the long run, we want the team to be self-sustainable and we believe every journey starts with a single step,â€ said Mfune.
He also said apart from being given access to use the clubhouse hall for fundraising activities by the trustees, the Nomads have also been allocated two rooms that will be used for their secretariat and marketing.
The Nomads boast of a rich history that includes being the first club to sell a player [Yasin Osman] who crossed the floor to their bitter rivals Bullets at a 100 pounds transfer-fee in 1966.
They were also the first team to export a player to Europe in 1987 when â€˜Senatorâ€™ Kennedy Malunga was signed by top Belgian club Circle Brugge.
They also produced the current FAM president Walter Nyamilandu, former Super League of Malawi (Sulom) president Henry â€˜Kakaâ€™ Chibowa and long-time national team captain Jack â€˜Africaâ€™ Chamangwana.
That is not all. The Nomads were also the first team to own a clubhouse.
Apart from Chamangwana, Osman, Malunga and Nyamilandu, over the years the Nomads have produced such big names as Al Osman, Boniface Maganga, Kannock â€˜Brunoâ€™ Munde, the late Ricky â€˜Mabombaâ€™ Phuka, late Donnex Gondwe, Barnett Gondwe, Jimmy Mphamba, Meke Mwase, Joseph Kamwendo and Moses Chavula.