Bullets hold off crisis to continue enjoying Nyasa sponsorship

Malawi champions Nyasa Big Bullets FC have navigated  through their current  crisis by accepting  all conditions their sponsor Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) imposed on the club to keep the K500 million five-year sponsorship.

All is well now: Nyasa's Konrad Buckle and Bullets chair Chilunga

All is well now: Nyasa’s Konrad Buckle and Bullets chair Chilunga

Nyasa had threatened to review its sponsorship position if the club had refused to accept Sam Chilunga as chairperson.

Bullets accepted the condition and that those against Chilunga leadership—led by vice-chairperson Sadick Malinga—will have to resign.

“All people that are not ready to embrace the modern way of running the team as a business entity must resign or be sacked; for the betterment of the teams’ stakeholders, mainly, supporters and players,” reads  a statement seen by Nyasa Times signed by Bullets trustees secretary Jim Kalua.

Kalua said Nyasa  has committed to continue sponsoring Bullets “ on condition that the current chairman runs the club.”

He added: “ The sponsors clearly indicated that they have trust in him due to his credentials, leadership skills and his welfare stance for the players, who are key stakeholders of the team.”

Chairman  of Nyasa, Konrad Buckle  summoned an emergency meeting on  Monday at the company’s offices with the team’s trustees, main executive committee, supporters committee and the team’s captains and gave his demands to have Chilunga take control.

After the club accepted all conditions, Buckle said he was “delighted” and committed Nyasa to bankroll the club with  K100 million annually for five years,

“All is well and it is our hope that lessons have been learned and such a thing will not happen again,” he said.

Buckle said Nyasa wants the club to prioritise  players ‘ welfare,  to have robust  club’s finance committee  and set up a secretariat with an administrator and accountant so as to be in line with the club licencing requirements.

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.

Most of the 16 teams in Malawi’s poorly-run amateur super league are sponsored by the Army, Police and government. The rest are owned by private clubs.

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16 thoughts on “Bullets hold off crisis to continue enjoying Nyasa sponsorship”

  1. KB says:

    AKUBA ZA PAGETI ZIWAVUTA

  2. Mbolo Sidwala says:

    Let the game begin!

  3. Chesupuni wa kwa M'baluku says:

    Brings sanity to the club pls, we are tired with corrupt leaders, thieves in our beloved team.

  4. Lennson Chikomo says:

    Let the game wins

  5. amfana says:

    izi ndizomwe timafuna.please malinga and your freinds follow whatever sponsers said. If you reject this sorry pack and go imidiately coz we already not happy with you.

  6. Maule omwewo kuti wa wa eeeh!

  7. MAYAMIKO says:

    bravo nysasa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a nsanje alephera

  8. KB says:

    That’s the way to go maule ! okonda kuba za pageti avutika eeeeshi

  9. Saeed says:

    Safuna Asiye Basi CHILUNGA WOYEEE!!!!!

  10. ya_smoothDJ says:

    Good news

  11. dalitso says:

    kodi sadik malinga ukutumbwa tumbwa kufuna kayendetsedwe kachikaleyu ndie uti? mamuna wa maggie chombo yu kapena kodi?

  12. mishyck gwazani says:

    maule ndi maule bas kkkkkkkk.all z well now coz it haz ended well.

  13. CHINGAMBWE says:

    Panga zako iwe Chingambwe chanyerere kikikikikikikikiki.Shame on you mwana wosasamba chingambwe

  14. Danny says:

    Zilibwino basi Mapale tonse woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
    more fire Maule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. CHINGAMBWE says:

    Neba ndiye wasauka zenizeni olo atakuuza kuti uzikasambitsa agogo ake a konrad bucle ulolera .

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