Poor security systems at stadiums have made the 2016 Presidential Cup final Nyasa Big Bullets and Moyale Barracks grossed only K19, 792,900 million in gate revenue at Civo Stadium on Saturday.
Bullets vice-chairperson Austin Kasito has described the revenue as poor which did not reflect the total turnout, and has attributed the problems to poor security.
“We suspect that some people entered the stadium for free because there was a security problem,” he said.
Fam General Secretary, Sugzo Nyirenda has concurred to Kasito and said that there is to address gate management challenges.
“It’s a big challenge because the fans always find ways to access the stadiums through unauthorised entry. Another challenge is that most of our stadiums were built without proper security fences,” Nyirenda said.
However, Bullets and Moyale earned K4, 086,053 each from the net. Football Association of Malawi (Fam) received K3,266, 843, whereas Masters Security, as an outsourced firm, pocketed K1, 500,000.
Some K4, 086,053 went to ground levy, whereas the Police got K750, 000.
Fam printed 20,000 open stands’ tickets with each selling at K1,000, whereas 1,000 and 75 tickets were printed for covered and VIP stands, respectively.
Bullets won the cup after beating Moyale 4-3 in penalty shout-outs.