Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Be forward have asked government through the ministry of Sports, Youth and Culture to be funding clubs in their participation of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The request was made during the presentation of K10 million pledge by the Minister responsible Francis who represented President Peter Mutharika.
Wanderers Chairman Gift Mkandawire said the clubs do it alone and find it difficult to fund for themselves and that is why their Participation is erratic.
He further pointed out the importance of such participations by clubs which among others he said players get to be exposed on the international market. “It is only at the national team level that they get exposed international exposure,” complained Mkandawire.
He continued; “We would have loved that we should be participating in the CAF club championships every year but you are aware of the budget for such participation are huge.”
He further added that Bullets which is going to take part in this year’s CAF will carry Malawi’s flag and this is the chance for local players with hidden talent should be exposed to the real sports world out there.
Concurring with his colleague Bullets Chair Albert Chigoba, commended Mkandawire for bringing up the issue saying its importance cannot be overemphasized.
“Participating in the TNM Super league alone needs a huge budget and by the time we are through with it we would have gathered huge debts that stops us from thinking of registering for the CAF club championship,” said Chigoba.
Chigoba added; “We humbly request if we can be assisted in some way as flag careers.
This year is for us and masters security and we geared up to participate and we would not want to disappoint the nation.”
Representing Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Walter Nyamilandu also emphasized on the importance of government to sponsor such participations.
Responding to the matter, Phiso assured the teams that their concerns have been heard and that they will be sent to the president for a way forward.