Silver yet to withdraw surety

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Capital city giants Silver Strikers football club is the only TNM super league side yet to withdraw the K1,000 000 paid to Football Association of Malawi (FAM) through the super league of Malawi (SULOM) as surety to play in the elite league.

But with the current Coronavirus pandemic which has affected clubs financially, FAM gave a chance to all the 16 teams to play in the super league to withdraw their K1 million to help them in running their daily affairs of the clubs.

To the delight of the clubs, 15 teams including Tigers, TN Stars, Karonga United, Ekwendeni Hammers, Blue Eagles, Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets football clubs withdrew their money except Silver Strikers.

Speaking in an interview, Silver Strikers chief executive officer Thokozani Chimbali said they didn’t withdraw the money as they have hope that the season will kick off soon and they don’t want to disturb their financial budget.

“We received communication from FAM to withdraw the surety but we decided not to do so as we have hope that the season will kick off soon and we don’t want to distract our financial budget.

“We might be struggling financially now but we have told ourselves to survive with the money we receive from our sponsors which was meant to be spent this month. Otherwise, if we spend beyond our budget, we might suffer in the coming months,” Chimbali said.

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