Be Forward Wanderers players are set to get huge Christmas bonuses for winning this season’s TNM Super League title.
Wanderers Chairperson, Gift Mkandawire told local media, times.mw that the team’s stakeholders will meet this week to discuss how to reward the players for delivering the coveted league title.
“Normally, we give players 60 percent of the prize money but, in this case, we want them to get Christmas bonuses before Christmas. We want to reward them for the great achievement,” Mkandawire said.
He disclosed that some of the team’s die-hards were pledging huge sums of money following the success.
“We are yet to document the pledges. But the players can be assured of great rewards. We want them to know that they did not labour in vain,” Mkandawire said.
He also hailed the players for winning the title in line with the dreams of the club’s former chairman, the late George Chamangwana.
“The late Chamangwana had made his intentions clear at the start of the season that we had to win the league title. After his death, we asked the players to fight hard and honour him by becoming champions.
“Now they have done it and we believe the soul of Chamangwana is appeased and is resting in peace,” Mkandawire said.
Meanwhile, Wanderers Head Coach, Yasin Osman, has said his charges would rest for two weeks before commencing Caf Champions League preparations.
The Nomads have been paired with the Democratic Republic of Congo’s AC Vita in the elite continental club competition’s preliminary round.
Osman also paid tribute to his players for not giving up when the race got tighter.
The team’s skipper, Joseph Kamwendo, said winning his first league title with the side remains a memorable event.
“I have been with this club for years and I left it for foreign clubs. It is an honour to win the championship with the Nomads,” he said.
Wanderers have ended their 11-year wait for the league championship with a game to spare after beating Masters Security 4-1 at Balaka Stadium on Saturday to amass 68 points.
Even if Wanderers fall in their last game against Red Lions on Saturday, nothing will change the status quo.
Nomads’ closest challengers, Nyasa Big Bullets, are second with 64 points and even if they win their last game against Masters they cannot displace Nomads.