NEWS | SPORTS
By Vitumbiko Phiri.
In our Monday sports edition, it was reported that the gods smiled at Karonga United, and Azam Tigers match as it grossed over 2.5 million Kwacha during their TNM Super league encounter at the former’s backyard (on saturday).
Slightly over 200 kilometres south of Karonga, the case was different; after two TNM Super league matches over the weekend, (Mzuni FC vs Nchalo United, and Moyale Barracks Fc against the lower shire side, on Saturday, and Sunday respectively) the matches grossed an embarrassing combined figure of slightly over K500 thousand.
According to one of the northern region representatives of Super League of Malawi, Heinz Banda, persistent rains that have hit hard the city might have scared off would-be patrons.
Banda told a local radio that the heavy rains that fell for close to a week prior to the match led to the poor patronage.
“The heavy rains we’ve been experiencing prior to the matches might have caused this otherwise awkward patronage.” He attributed.
During the Saturday match between hosts, Mzuni FC, and new entrants Nchalo United amassed a meagre gate collection of K180 thousand, whilst the Sunday match between Moyale Barracks Fc, and Nchalo United grossed K366 thousand.
Although this has been the situation, Banda is optimistic the gods will smile at Mzuzu stadium in the coming matches as the league has just started.
During the said weekend, rookies Nchalo United clobbered the hosts via a goal to nil, and on Sunday, the match ended in a one-all stalemate.