Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has disclosed that the Carlsberg Cup final between Mighty Wanderers and Silver Strikers last Saturday grossed 18 million Kwacha from gate collections,
According to a press release by FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda, a total of 9.5 million kwacha was made from sell of tickets while 8.5 million kwacha was collected on the match day.
Out of the total sum of the money collected, 3.5 million kwacha was given to finalists Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers while stadium owners pocketed 25 percent of the total gate collections.
On its part, FAM got 2.8 million kwacha while K707,590 was given to national council of sports. Other beneficiaries were the police and Malawi Defence Force who got 1.6 million kwacha.
Meanwhile, the governing body has hailed football fans and all stakeholders for ensuring that the match was played according to schedule.
The Carlsberg Cup final was played at Kamuzu stadium in Blantyre and ended 5-4 on post-match penalties where Wanderers won the cup gain.
FAM has therefore congratulated Mighty Be Forward Wanderers FC for defending the cup