Not all rosy in Bullets camp: Treasurer calls it quits

The cold war within the rank and file in Bullets camp has taken a new twist with the resignation of executive committee treasurer Noel Lipipa on Monday.

Lipipa, a business executive, who manages Lab Enterprises, cited discrepancies in the management of the club finances.

“The way the team’s finances are managed leaves a lot to be  desired. There is a lot of unprofessionalism and to save my reputation I thought it wise to step down,” Lipipa said.

Quits:Noel Lipipa- Pic Lucky Mkandawire

Quits:Noel Lipipa- Pic Lucky Mkandawire

The soft-spoken treasurer said he was irked in the manner the chairperson Kondie Msungama and General Secretary Harold Fote transacted the change of Bullets Nedbank account as advised by the bank behind his back.

The bank advised the team to change the bank account name from Bullets FC to Bullets Limited to be in line with the name registered with Registrar of Companies.

“I only learnt that they collected another cheque book when a debtor [a Mr Wittika] came to me with a cheque amounting to K94,500 which was referred to the drawer. All along I didn’t know that they were in possession of another cheque book which they were drawing and depositing money without my knowledge as treasurer,” he said.

He said Msungama and Fote did not state convincing reasons behind the move when he contacted them.

Lipipa also said his objection to hire former Burundian coach Nswazwirwimo Ramadhan on short one month deal to work with the team at the cost of K1 million was disregarded.

“It doesn’t make sense that we should spend K1 million on Ramadhan when we have arrears for the players in the excess of a similar amount. As a treasurer I felt we could not afford such luxury looking at our financial position,” he said.

The outspoken Msungama claimed that Lipipa was aware of the whole process of changing the Bullets bank account and the acquisition of another cheque book.

“He is one of the five signatories to the account and how can he claim that he wasn’t aware of the transaction?” queried Msungama.
According to Msungama apart from himself, Fote and Lipipa Vice-chairperson Sadik Malinga and Vice-Treasurer Brian Ligomeka are also signatories to the bank account.

The chairperson also dismissed allegations that the club owe players outstanding arrears in the region of K1 million meant to pay Ramadhan for a short term deal.

Fote also claimed that they processed another cheque book in the absence of the Treasurer because he was not available.

“We could not allow his absence to stifle the operations of the club in terms of finances,” Fote said.

Bullets trustees chairperson James Busile said Lipipa’s resignation was rejected pending  a meeting with the executive committee to resolve the issue.

Lipipa’s resignation comes two weeks after outspoken supporters chairperson Isaac Jomo Osman stepped down because of what he said financial mismanagement of the club.

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fan wamabanka

The absence of the treasurer cacnot an excuse for fote and msungama to open an account. In other words, there is no way one can open an account without the knowledge of the treasure. Kodi a treasurer atabwela komwe anapitako, bwanji sanawauze za account yatsopanoyo. Ine ndimadabwa kondi kumapereka ndalama zanthuimba mwake kwamapuleya. Amadziwa pobwezeretsera. I salute Jomo and Lipipa. The fact that Bullets is doing well should not make people sleep. Plz wake open your eyes. Ife we will believe a report from the treasurer that Bullets owe their players over k1 million and not fom Kondi.



John Phiri

Kodi Foteyu simbale wake wa Peter Fote mbava ija? Chonde ndi Msungama wacheyo achokeretu. Msungama anaba ndalama za Joyce Banda, anatinamiza zotengera ma Players ku RSA koma sachite. My fellow Bullts Fans should we allow Msungama to continue? Chifukwa chian a Bulluts tikugona tulo Msungama ndi Mbale wache wa Peter Fote mkumatibela ife mkumangoyang’ana. Achoke anthu amenewa sitikuafuna. Bullets wake up, this is not time for sleeping. Ma support a masikun ano ndife atulo Why? Lets go on the street and match. Maplaer akuvutika koma Msungama Ndi Mbale wache wa Peter Fote are rich people. BB wake up.

Die hard

Tsungama and Fote has to step down we can’t continue like, they are failing to lead the management and the team . Good decision from the Noel Lipipa .


Kiikikiki koma club imeneyii sizathekanso kwachuluka malova ongofuna Kulemelela team


nswazwirwimo azipita kwawo ndikomwe akapumire, ku BB ayi.

nchiani kodi amalawi

ine sine wa bullets koma ngati kunali team yomwe maplayer ake anakakhala ochitabwino inakakhala ya bullets,koma ai amayamba a FAM,SULOM kuba zapageti,kenako Achair mothandizana ndi fote…i feel pity 4 malawian players

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Mbolo Sidwala

Can sanity prevail at BB please? Zokokanakokana tatopa nazo!Nswazwirimo asabwere, holiday yakeyo akachitire kwawo. Sir Kananji and company are doing a good job at the moment. If anythng send them for further training abroad using the K1 million meant Nswazwirimo! Lets improve our local talent


timu ya a tombolombo iyi.masavage.eeeish give us a break plz

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