Lilongwe, December 25, 2019: Central Region Football Association (CRFA) plans to host Blantyre derby in Kasungu to raise K20 million to assist bereaved families of Make Sure Pirates of Area 25.
CRFA Vice General Secretary, Antonio Manda disclosed this Tuesday when he briefed journalists at Civo clubhouse in Lilongwe.
The match has been organized in honour of the departed soul of two players, Douglas Mkorongo, and Blessing Mhango and club official, Chimwemwe Mkwinja.
He said CFRA has organized the match involving TNM Super League Champions, Nyasa Big Bullets and second placed, Be Forward Wanderers to be played in Kasungu.
“We want to provide an opportunity for residents of Kasungu to watch the Blantyre derby at their backyard. We are targeting to raise over K 20 million in order to assist bereaved families,” Manda added.
The Vice General Secretary said a division one side, Make Sure Pirates were involvement in a road accident on November 10, 2019 when they were traveling to Mchinji to fulfill their fixture division one against St Gabriel Medicals.
“The club lost three people, an official and two players and several players were injured,” he explained.
Manda said the y have printed t-shirt to be put on by the two teams and Bullets would be wearing t-shirt with a face of Mhango (Bullets fan), Wanderers bearing the face of Mkorongo (Wanderers diehard) and club
officials would be wearing the face of Mkwinja.
He said gate charges are as follows open stand K 2,000 and VIP stand would be K10, 000.00.
Manda said there would be pre-sale of tickets on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the Stadium.
“We will like to appeal to well- wishers to come forward to help us with any assistance in order to help the bereaved families with some materials,” he echoed.
The Owner of Make Sure Pirates, Leonard Chinjala said it was welcome development taking into account that the club has lost three people at once.
He said the gesture demonstrated by CRFA is worth commending saying the assistance would go long way to help the bereaved families.
A relative of one the deceased player, Thom Mkorongo said bereaved families have expressed gratitude to CRFA for planning to stage such a big match in order to help them.
“We are hoping that soccer fans in Kasungu and surrounding areas will come in their large number in order to watch the game,” he said.
Make Sure Pirates are no longer playing league games and at the time of accident were on position seven after playing 33 games