Northern region TNM super league side Chitipa United can afford smiles after receiving a positive response from well wishers as they seek money to clear their 36 seater coaster they bought which is stuck at Songwe boarder.
The club which earned promotion to play in the elite league in 2018, set up a committee which managed to source K5,500 000 which they used to buy the coaster but are failing to meet the K6,500 000 clearance fee to the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) which forced the club to seek help from well wishers.
General secretary for the buy a coaster taskforce Pickford Kamanga said so far so good as they have sourced K4,000 000 of the K6,500 000 which is needed to clear the bus and are very thankful to everyone who has supported the initiative.
“Since we came to the nation asking for their financial support we are happy with how different people responded to it as we managed to collect K3,100 000 in cash and a pledge of K900 000 which they have assured us that we will receive it, giving us hope to finalise the project soon.
“We are very thankful to all who have helped us and we see light at the end of the tunnel as we have already sourced a large sum of money and we were overwhelmed receiving support from Malawians living outside the country,” he said.
Once the coaster is cleared, it is expected to ease our transportation problems that are encountered by the teams as it will be easier to travel to l fixtures in the TNM super league as well as cup games.