President Peter Mutharika has honored his promise of giving K10 million to Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Be forward wanderers.
Mutharika made the pledge on July 6 during the independence celebrations at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, where he promised to give K5 million each team.
Minister of Sports, Youth and Culture Francis Phiso brought K10 million cash at Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Mpira village at Chiwembe where the two teams were given the money.
Carrying the message of Mutharika, Phiso said the President was delighted seeing the two teams giving entertainment on the independence celebrations, and the money was part of his appreciation to the teams.
“The president says he is very happy and proud that people enjoyed the game, which was played in a very competitive spirit,” said Phiso.
Director of Sports Jameson Ndalama, acting Executive Secretary of Malawi National Council of Sports Henry Mereka, Director of Football in the Ministry Kinnah Phiri and FAM Executive Member Tiya Somba Banda accompanied Phiso.
In his vote of thanks, Wanderers chairman Gift Mkandawire commended government for honoring their promise saying the money will help in rewarding players in their next fixtures in the super league.
He further continued that it was exciting playing with Bullets in the presence of the president and managing to impress the fans was a huge honored.