BB fans threaten ‘tit-for-tat’ action if Nyasa pull out sponsorship: Champions issue gagging order

Some sections of Nyasa Big Bullets have warned Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC)  that they will  launch a boycott  campaign for the company’s cigarettes if they dare withdraw  the K500 million  five-year sponsorship .

Bullets top fan Stone Mwamadi: We hope the issue will be resolved

Bullets top fan Stone Mwamadi: We hope the issue will be resolved

The cigarette manufacturing company warned it will pull the plug of sponsorship,  due to the infighting which has taken centre stage in the executive  committee of the club.

Bullets inked a controversial deal with country’s sole cigarette manufacturer Nyasa which rolled out in January but  Chairman  of Nyasa, Konrad Buckle has warned the company may stop bankrolling the club.

Some sections of  Bullets camp have since issued threats to the sponsors that they will boycott Nyasa cigarettes in retaliation for sponsorship withdraw.

But the  chair of supporters committee, Stone Mwamadi, said he expects the club to resolve  matters.

“We believe these issues will be resolved amicably,” said Mwamadi.

Sam Chilunga, who chairs the 1967-founded team, said the deal with Nyasa is a “strategic business partnership” and the cigarette company “uses the team’s supporters’ base to enhance their brand.

Nyasa has claimed its cigarette sales have declined in the past weeks “due to the ongoing negative publicity.”

Meanwhile, Bullets has  issued a stern warning to other officials except those in the most top rank not to make media statements or speak to reporters on any issue pertaining to the rows and developing issues at the club.

“Until further notice only the Chairman or his Vice shall speak to the media on matters pertaining to the policy and administration of the Club. Any breach of this directive shall result in disciplinary action and possible dismissal from Executives/ Supporters committee,” the club statement said on Friday.

The statement admits that the club has been heavily troubled by the wrangles.

Bullets, twice champions of the country’s Super League and who command the biggest fan base spread throughout the tiny and soccer-mad southern African nation, has been without sponsorship for nine years since former president Bakili Muluzi sponsored them for two years.

Buckle observed that Bullets’ infighting was the reason the club stayed for 10 years without a sponsor.

He said: “We were also aware that for last 10 or eleven years nobody wanted to sponsor Bullets for exactly the same reasons, infighting and lack of leadership. The corporate world does not trust the leadership of the team. Regrettably, it seems nothing has changed regarding the management and welfare of ‘The People’s Team’ and the blatant misuse of club earnings and funds.

“Let me remind you that Nyasa Manufacturing Company is a brand and we would not want our brand to be affected or associated by such infighting, lack of discipline and lack of expertise to manage a business.”

Nyasa have since summoned an emergency meeting set for Monday at the company’s offices.

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therere
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therere
6 months 11 days ago

NYASA JUST INTRODUCE THE CUP FOR SUPER LEAGUE TEAMS

therere
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therere
6 months 11 days ago

Just sponsor the cup for all teams in Malawi, BB should sort out their problems first NYASA CUP for MK100 Million a year

Benard tchale
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Benard tchale
6 months 11 days ago

kodi mwata anthu inu kodi teamyi mukuifula zabwino?tachitani manyazi

James
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6 months 12 days ago

Enawo angochoka zikuwanyasawo amusiye sam chilunga ayendetse

thumuliwa
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thumuliwa
6 months 12 days ago

team ndiyokanika iyi, komabe timaikonda

Truth
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Truth
6 months 12 days ago

Am Bullets fan bt ummmmmm team iyi ndiyokanika eishee kodi munakhala bwanji mbava inu? Koma tikangoluza sponsorship imeneyi ndinthu Bullets sizapezanso mpaka Ambuye Yesu azabwela. Kodi enanu bwanji osangopuma bwanji? Musiyeni Sam Chilunga plz.

wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaaa!!!!
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wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaaa!!!!
6 months 12 days ago

a Sapota ndinu mbuli zedi mupanga boycot ma cigarett ?! This guy is an embarrassment to the club and the nation. I urge Nyasa Company to pull out quickly because this is a team of savages they do not need sponsorship at all. Infighting is purely to steal money auponda ! Leave Big Bruts alone !

Dumela
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Dumela
6 months 12 days ago

Bullets supporters pls behave

bonya28
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bonya28
6 months 12 days ago

mxiieeeiw boycoot with your 2 kwacha

ZOMBA
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ZOMBA
6 months 13 days ago

ZAVEKA MADZURO POMPANO KUTI OFFICIAL AMENE WAITANITSA EMERGENCY MEETING MAWA AKAKANGOYEREKEZA KUNENA KUTI ASIYA KUTHANDIZA BULLETS AKUTI AMUKHAPA APO BEE ACHOKE MDZIKO MUNO KUNGOYEREKEZA KUMAKHALA MOMMUNO ZAKE ZADA BASI AKUTERO MA SAPOTA ENA A BULLETS KU NDIRANDE NDE ANTHU AMENE MULINAYE PAFUPI MUMUWUZE ZIMENEZI CHONDE CHONDE

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