Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have been invited to take part in Chief Minister’s Cup in India in June – a tourney whose champions pocket US$25,000 (around) MK17 Million, the team has confirmed.
According to Nomads General Secretary Mike Butao, the tourney is expected to start from June 24 to July 3 this year and it is planned in a bid to provide a platform to young enthusiastic footballers and to encourage the spirit of competition.
It also enables sporting teams around the world to come together and learn from each other. Butao said that the organizers require the Lali Lubani side to pick an 18 man squad.
‘’They (organizers) will pay for the expenses and at the moment we have written the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) informing them about the development,’ he said.
The Nomads remain upbeat that the trip will be a gateway for players to make international switches as the games are watched by scouts from a lot clubs who would want to sign players from Malawi.
Media reports quote Sulom general secretary Williams Banda as having said that they have received the letter and will check whether the trip could disrupt the progress of the TNM Super League, which goes into its third week this weekend, or not and would give necessary advice to the team.
Last year the Nomads’ sponsors, Japanese second hand car dealer Be Forward, told the side that there are plans that the team will have a trip to Japan where it will play against clubs there.
The sponsors poured a bounty package to the Nomads which is now in the region of MK103 Million, at a time the team was in an economic crisis.