National Football Teams smile as Football Association of Malawi Executive Committee has finally approved new rates of allowances on Saturday October 3, 2020 in a meeting held at Chatonda Lodge in Chintheche, Nkhata-Bay.
According to yesterday’s media release by FAM Communications Director, Gomezgani Zakazaka says the new rates are very competitive and attractive having benchmarked with other national teams within the region.
The National Football Teams bonuses from now onwards have been graded as per the competitions or matches.
In major tournaments, like AFCON and the World Cup, the Men’s Senior National Football Team, if it wins, will be receiving K500,000.00 each while a draw will be pocketing K250,000.00; however in regional tournaments (COSAFA) if the flames carry the day, players will be awarded K300,000.00 each. If the match ends in a draw, players will earn K150,000.00 each. Previously, each player received K100,000.00 for a win and K50,000.00 (draw game) regardless of the status of the match.
The media statement further shows that the flames will be receiving K200,000.00 each if they win friendly matches while draw matches will attract K100,000.00 as bonuses.
On the other hand, Women’s Senior National Football Team in major tournaments like AFCON, World Cup and Olympics will be receiving K300,000.00 each in a win match but if it draws will pocket K150,000.00 each. In Regional Tournaments (COSAFA) the Women’s Senior National Football Team will be getting K200,000.00 each for a win while draw match will attract K100,000.00 for a draw.
Speaking in an interview with Malawi Metro News, captain for the flames John Banda said it’s a welcome development to the players which will make them work hard on the ground.
Besides that, the Malawi football governing body-FAM has also raised the allowances for all Junior National teams for both Men’s and Women’s in line with the criteria used for Senior National teams.