FAM targets K60 million for Flames 2nd fundraiser

Flames of Malawi

The Football Association of Malawi's (FAM) Flames Africa Cup of Nations Taskforce has set a K60 million target for the second phase of the Kuipatsa Moto fundraising drive.

The taskforce hosted the first fundraiser last month in Lilongwe through a golf tournament that was graced by Vice President Saulos Chilima.

Launching the second phase at Mpira Village in Blantyre on Monday, Publicity Secretary of the Taskforce, Tulipo Mwenelupembe said they drew inspirations from the first phase which surpassed the K30 million target by 150 percent.

The new phase involves fans taking part in crowd fund by dialing *3089* which deducts K50.

"We anticipate even more from this promotion. The taskforce considered a lot of things and ensured the process to contribute the funds using the code is simple. Apart from the main prize, the fans will also win other prizes monthly including deep freezers and Flames jerseys," he said.

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Sports reporter, Peter Fote test-drves the grand prize- photos by Benjamin Maona 

Mwenelupembe said they are further exploring means of incorporating other languages like Chitumbuka in the code since it only has English and Chichewa.

Member of Taskforce, Stain Singo said they thought of introducing the promotion to cater for all Flames fans willing to contribute to the course.

"This is a national team, but we discovered that the first fundraiser excluded them since Golf is mostly played by the elite. This isthe time for all Malawians from Nsanje to Chitipa to provide support to their team," he said.

According to Singo, the Taskforce is tasked to raise over K700,000 million to meet the K1.4 billion budget, with Government committing to produce the other half.

The promotion is expected to wind up on December 30 with the grand draw that will see a fan winning a grand prize of a Toyota Sienta.