TNM Super League Champions Nyasa Big Bullets have emerged as top earners of gate revenue in the just ended Super League season, where an overall revenue of K531 million was collected from all games.
The champions have managed to collect K56 million for the just ended season; about K14 million more that fierce rivals Be Forward Wanderers, who have pocketed K41.68 million.
Central Region giants, Silver Strikers, have emerged as third best earners with K15.6 million, and there has also been a surprise package where league debutants TN Stars have grossed K11.5 million, which is a sign of patriotism for Kasungu football fans over their team, and the love for the team was even shown at the very beginning of the league when their game against Big Bullets grossed K15 million in the gate collections.
As for the last 12 teams, Karonga United pocketed K10 million, Tigers went home with K9 million, Kamuzu Barracks and Civo Sporting Club all got K8 million, Blue Eagles earned K7 million, whereas Mafco, Masters Security and Red Lions were joint earners with K6 million, Dwangwa, Mzuni and Moyale got a share K5 million and the list has been anchored by Nchalo United with K3.7 million.
The government of Malawi and Malawi Council of Sports received K104 million and K20 million respectively, as Super League of Malawi (SULOM) and Football Association of Malawi (FAM), who are entitled about 10 percent of the share for each league game, pocketed K41 million each.
K115 million went to security providers at various venues, stewards and medical cover providers.
The money distribution has been provided in a statement released by SULOM.
SULOM Treasurer, Tiya Somba Banda, cited the revenue to consistency in the gate charges, as well as patriotism by supporters for various teams.
“Consistency in gate charges in various stadiums across the country contributed a lot, coupled with the contribution of new stadiums such as Kasungu and Mangochi. Kasungu made a substantial contribution and this can be seen from the revenue share of TN Stars. In its maiden season, TN is on position four with K11.5 million, which is remarkable.
“Second, we saw teams like Bullets taking a bold step in having an above average charge for their home games. This is commendable and the fans that were paying handsomely to watch these games have to be commended as well. There were pockets of resistance as this started but people came to realise that the gate charges were worth the quality of the football they watched this season,” Banda told a local Newspaper.
The revenue collection passed the mark which was reached in the 2017 season (K484 million) by 10 percent.