Just a day before their Standard Bank Knockout Trophy final showdown, Mighty Wanderers, Silver Strikers and Standard Bank will be involved in charity work on Friday when they will interact with children at Save Our Souls (SOS) village in Lilongwe and also donate sports equipment.
“In line with our social corporate responsibility, we thought it wise to involve the finalists in charity work and they will donate sports equipment. The bank will also make a donation to the children’s home,” said Standard Bank marketing manager Chimwemwe Matonga.
Meanwhile, the chase for Standard Bank Knockout Trophy Golden Boot Award has reached a climatic stage with three players tied at the top with two goals each.
Moyale’s Gastin Simkonda, Civo United’s Patrick Gunde and Silver Strikers’ diminutive forward Green Harawa lead the pack, but the chase for the top scorer award is still open as there are 12 others who have scored a goal each.
The award goes with a K100 000 (about $2 500) prize.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) competitions officer Gomezgani Zakazaka said in case of a tie, the top scorers are likely to share the spoils.
“Unless the organising committee or the indeed the sponsors come up with other plans, the expectation is that in the event of a tie, the top scorers will share the spoils,” said Zakazaka.
Sixteen goals, including one own goal, have been scored so far in the competition whose finals are on this Saturdayat Civo Stadium.
The Nomads are the only team yet to concede a goal in the competition.
Meanwhile, Zazaka has said the sponsors are doing everything possible to make Saturday’s final breathtaking and exciting.