Higger, Fischer lament over crisis at Nyasa Bullets

Former Nyasa Big Bullets General Secretary, Higger Mkandawire, has expressed worry over the confusion at the club.

Fischer Kondowe: Concerned

Following a misunderstanding over commercialization drive at the club between the supporters committee and the Board of Trustees, all trustees resigned last week when the club is awaiting elections for the executive committee of the People’s Team.

Mkandawire was speaking in a live telephone interview in a programme called “Sports Clinic” on Voice of Livingstonia (VOL) Radio. The programme is aired every Friday night with Allan Nyirenda as host and Nyasa Times’ Phillip Pasula as guest analyst.

In the programme last Friday night, Mkandawire said the development at Nyasa Big Bullets was grossly worrisome not only to those that love and support the team but also to everybody that loves football in Malawi.

“Bullets is a big football team in this country and one cannot talk about Malawi football without mentioning Nyasa Big Bullets. It is therefore very painful to notice the persistent misunderstandings at the club when we are just a month away to the beginning of the 2017 TNM Super League Season,” said Mkandawire

According to the constitution of Nyasa Big Bullets, without the board of trustees in place, elections for the executive cannot take place.

Asked on what could be done now as things seem to have fallen apart at the People’s Team, Mkandawire said all the people involved should come to a round table discussion as soon as possible to resolve all the misunderstandings for the sake of the club and for the good of Malawi football.

“Let people put personal interests aside and strive to see Bullets vibrant,” suggested Mkandawire.

In a related development, veteran midfield work horse for the club, Fischer Kondowe, said the crisis at Bullets was disturbing on the part of players as well as supporters.

Kondowe was speaking with a Times Television reporter in a programme called “Sports Update” Sunday night presented by Benjamin Maona and monitored by Nyasa Times.

“This crisis can affect the sponsorship that we have with Nyasa Manufacturing Company. Sponsors may not be pleased with a team characterized by frequent in house squabbles. It is my plea that the responsible people handle these issues timely and restore sanity at the club,” explained Kondowe.

Bullets chairperson Noel Lipipa has conceded that they l are in a crisis.

“We cannot run away from the fact that we are in a constitutional crisis because we cannot operate without trustees. It is like the team is on autopilot.

Supporters of the club are being blamed for  suffocating the  commercial drive for the club.

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