Surestream leave club to Mponda: To change name

Surestream Petroleum Limited has withdrawn sponsorship of their Surestream Football Club but will maintain the football academy in Blantyre after it has emerged that former technical director Peter Mponda registered the institution’s wing, Surestream Football Club, under his name.

Peter Mponda: To run the club with new name and sponsorship

Peter Mponda: To run the club with new name and sponsorship

The company confirmed to Nyasa Times on Tuesday that they agreed with Mponda that he should take the club but withdraw all players below 18 to go back to the academy.

They have also ordered Mponda not to use the name Surestream, its emblems and any material from the company.

Surestream spokesperson Linda Chiume-Gombera confirmed the development, saying both parties agreed with board chairperson Christopher Pitman participating in a meeting through Skype video call during the discussion which was witnessed by Football Association of Malawi CEO Suzgo Nyirenda, Super League of Malawi l VP Daud Suleman and Treasure Tiya Somba Banda who was the main mediator.

Banda said: “Surestream have set some conditions which include change of name.”

In an interview with Nyasa Times, Mponda said he was happy with the arrangement and expressed determination to forge ahead.

“This has been sorted out peacefully and everyone has gone his way happy,” said Mponda.

He said companies and well-wishers are likely to come forward to bankroll the club, saying there is “a lot of talent” in the club.

Mponda said: “I am talking to potential partners and sponsors, but for now things are okay.”

Mponda said he will announce a new name of the club but meanwhile, he said  the club will be called Wizards as a tribute to his former Canadian club Ottawa Wizards.

He paid tribute to Surestream chair Pitman as “a successful businessman”.

Meanwhile, Surestream Academy will continue operating but Mponda’s team will not use their facilities.

Surestream FC was established in 2013 when they joined and won the Southern Region Football League (SRFL) Division One title to earn promotion into the Premier Division where they also excelled and won promotion to the Super League the following season.

Surestream FC are third from the bottom in the 15-team league with six points from nine games.

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74 thoughts on “Surestream leave club to Mponda: To change name”

  1. amfana says:

    Akuti wizard fc?mayoooo!!! matimu enanu mulozedwa,kupatula ife a BB.Coz awa ndi afiti aamuna.

  2. musekanji palibe kanu says:

    eeeeh kaya tixiona..a mponda apupuluma kwambiri

  3. Dee says:

    gud luck.. i like ur confidence.

  4. amnzeru aku mmawa says:

    All the best but am worried. Anawa samakagona m’bus yobwereka kwa Nakoma (BT UNITED) kwinaku akumwa thobwa la m’botolo la K50 mukapita ku away? Ngati a Mponda mukudalira ma gate collections, muiwale. Msamunda wanyozekatu apa!

  5. Khawaz man says:

    Mponda gogo

  6. Soccer lover says:

    Bolani mukwanise kuyendesa team yo, all the best munthu wakulu.

  7. Munthu wa kunğu akati ndikugenda samala waponda mwala. I am wishing all the best.

  8. Tifose says:

    This is interesting when did they know that it was registered under Peter, all along they never said anything until Peter resigned.
    Again, SULOM why should a Treasurer speak for SULOM , then let him deputize being a Publist, where is a Publist, or Secretariat of Sulom?

    SULOM know your Super League teams properly and we do not need a repeat of such issues, otherwise you are sleeping during daylight

  9. Dk says:

    Surprisingly the agreement was made in the presence of FAM&SULOM officials.The question is why dint these guys give guidance ratherthan just saying yes yes bwana pitman? I mean peter does not have the financial muscle to run a club, we all know that.

  10. Che mokwata says:

    Amalawi yakula ndi nsanje.keep it up Mponda!

  11. SURESTREAM CAPTAIN says:

    Those who heard me on the radio past week-end must know that I said as players we are behind Mponda all the way. He has taught us good football. He knows administration. He treats us well . We have started winning and be retst assured we will do very well now that Peter is free to run the club professionally without hindrance. Hurrey my Boss Peter Mponda

  12. sinja wamasinja says:

    Taonaona andale , amatchalitchi, amaorphanage akuyenda njomba azungu wat abt futbo? tiye nao mponda Atsamunda atipondereza kokwana.

  13. leave him alone guys ! mind on your businesses ! agaluuuu mwaiwala kuti munantukwana kale . mxx ! pangani zanu mutchuke ngati iye ikumuyabwa misala adwala ekha , mfwemfwemfwe mukufwefwentha chani ?apusi! alesi ! ongodziwa zoipa zabwino simudziwa olo chimodzi ! ankhandwe, akhakha, dzakuti dzamanu.

  14. Man P Chitsa says:

    leave him alone guys ! mind on your businesses ! agaluuuu mwaiwala kuti munantukwana kale . mxx

  15. urunji says:

    Thats father Peter Mponda I know. He is very intelligent all the way from seminary.

  16. brown kelly says:

    mponda wabatu zambiri anyway move on azungu azichenjera

  17. ineyooo says:

    aonese mponda

  18. ujeni says:

    Akudalira andale uyu, Malawi mentality is full of poverty. Malawi soccer will continue to be mediocre because we allow it. How can a team in top flight league of the country be without facilities? Is the brain of this cry baby boy working.

  19. Pulofesa Daniwudu Lake Chirwa says:

    Ambitious boy. Waponda mwala ameneyi

  20. chester chaguma says:

    mponda pamepo waitha

  21. Shocker says:

    The beginning of the end.
    Lets wait and see how it goes.

  22. Sadala Nsadala says:

    Kodi Mponda,ukupanga chibwanatu uli ndi ndalama?ungozunzitsako anawo basi.antway we wish u well it seems you are prepared.

  23. straight Talk says:

    you have not managed the club with all resources and now u hope to do it without resources. what untrue equation

  24. Jile says:

    Mponda wayenda njomba azungu…Nyasaland politics

  25. blessings banda says:

    mukufuna munyamule katundu yemwe simumukwanitsa kumutula ndye tiye nazon popeza mwadziputa nokha! ife athu ndi maso.

  26. Fathara says:

    AMENEYO NDIYE M MALAWI WENIWENI AMENE NDIKUMUZIWA INE NDIYE AMENEYI PETER MPONDA. CHIMENE A MALAWI AMAFUNA SAMACHIZIWA. MPONDA CHIFUKWA CHANI WAMUNYOZA MULUNGU MWANTUNDU UMENEWU?? KULI AZINZAKO MA PRAYER AMENE AKUVUTIKA KUNJAKU. ICHI NDICHIYAMBI UZIWONA UVUTIKA. NDALAMA ZAKO ZITHA NDI KATIMU KAKOKO UTUWA.

  27. dapalapa says:

    I wish you well Mponda.

  28. James says:

    Mponda you are foolish and ignorant…you think running a club is simple, kamufunse Sammy’s. You are very retrogressive…mpila sungapite patsogolo chi chi. Idiot!!!

  29. paulos banda says:

    A Mponda muli ndi chiyani inu apart from machende.

  30. Mgoloso says:

    A Mponda osayamba zinthu zoti simukwanitsatu apa.

  31. Munthu - The Citizen says:

    A Mponda makampani ati amene angapangenso bankroll your team. Take it from me; no company will risk working with you again kuopa zomwe aona a Surestream. The problem is that you have presented destroyed your image to the corporate world by presenting yourself as a streetwise crook. Honestly speaking Mr. Mponda what you have done is robbing Pitman in broad daylight and your image has been tarnished once and for all.

    Now, ukukakanila kutenga team; ukwanitsa kuwalipila ma player akowo ma allowance? You should also know that on top of players’ allowances there are other costa. Generally in Malawi, teams spend closer to 1 million per weekend on away games, nd’e inu mulimba? Ana amene akukukakamilawo ayamba kukuthawa posachedwapa. Mwaganiza mofoila man.

  32. Atcheya says:

    Mponda is making a very stupid decision. If clubs like Bullets struggle to find sponsors, what more with a briefcase team?? Perhaps someone coached him to do this, promising to bankroll the club. But wateva the case, it is a stupid decision and selfish

  33. Denga denga says:

    Vuto lopondana dolla ndilimeneli a malawi mwini

  34. Nyambitoni says:

    $1 Million gone in the wind! This is an unfortunate development!

  35. The team ‘ll grew Strong en bg jxt tek srious with the playerz Mponda tmakunyadra

  36. leoplant says:

    don’t pretend peter dat ur happy wit that… they ve washed ther hands on u hence u got employed to earn dairy bread after a wk or month …meaning u can’t stand on ur feet…to manage a club,u don ve resources to run such a big team…@ the moment;no boots,jearsey,transport & many mo that needs to dig in ur pocket….
    chimene chavuta apa ndukungovomeleza kut u made a big mistake by registering the surestream in ur name bas.
    ACCEPT & apologise…upepukidwa mphwanga..otherwise its ‘BIG HEADED’
    Thank God they ve nt seek legal advise hence u committed felony & punishable by law…(Aggravated theft of ownership)

  37. ine says:

    hahahahahahahahaha Malawi sazatheka

  38. frazer says:

    I hav been respecting mponda all along, koma apapa wayamba kundikaikitsa ndithu…..

  39. Kalunga says:

    Musamudelere, waponda mwala ndipo akudziwa chomwe akuchita. oyenda nthawi ya mvula ndiye kuti ayembekezere kuponda matope. A Ponda zabwino zones.

  40. Miseducation says:

    Umbuli siwabwino…..

  41. Khumbo Luhanga says:

    A Ponda Musatichitise Manyazi Inu.

  42. phiri says:

    mponda carry on with the new name

  43. toxic loan boy says:

    alipo amene akumunamiza mpondayu. how can someone give up sponsorship from a rich oil company to get a club mwa dhilu? he’s just lucky they didnt throw his ass in jail. anyway, these football players are not very bright people.

  44. Saukira says:

    No any wise person will support mponda wth his greed. Any company or sponsor coming will also face th same coz w hv learn that th guy wants everything for himself. My advice to young boys is to consult widely coz if he stole money at surestream and he thinks it wont finish then he is fucking himself. W hv seen pple wth cash and and masters in business admnistration failing to run a business and end up in haevy debts. Watch me

  45. Oh! says:

    That is a tall order Mr Mponda.

  46. Kwatha says:

    Mzungu wapondedwatu apa. Malawians can also play it safe and smart at times

  47. osman usu justin says:

    Mjojo football club (MFC)!

  48. Asagone ndi njalatu ana apa

  49. GooNgayikosya says:

    koma kukakamila kwinaku kaya ngati kuli ndi phindu.muyambe kufunafuna masiponsa pano.the problem with this young man safuna kumuzuzula even the time he was playing in our famous team BB. Running the club is very expensive ok let wait and see poti a Fam alolera zimenezi

  50. Tembusha says:

    Mwana woipa iwe! Company yache iti ingagwirizane ndi mtima wako wonunkhawo, mpaka kuba team?

    Ka team kakoko kali number chikotopwera ndiye kubwera sponsorship? Ndiye kampani yache ya Lutepo tu!

    Kanyimbi wachabechabe! Mxiii

  51. mphini za mutchafu says:

    There must be something wrong with mponda l can see arrogance shrewdness and lack of understanding on his part how can he register a company club in his name stupid man and he expects a rich donor somewhere to sponsor his careless and thoughtless ambitions silly

  52. gig says:

    Mbalame uyu mponda

  53. mikisoni says:

    A Mponda ndalama muzitenga kuti zokwanira kuyendesa team. Tisanamizanepo apa ngati wina wake anali pambuyo panu kukulimbisani mtima ndi dilu imeneyi ndiye mwangwa nayo man…tawonani akulandani zonse angokusiyirani anthu (players)..mmmmm mpanga nawo chani anyamatowo…ndikanakhala mmodzi wa ma players ndikanangoisovelatu…ifetu ndiosauka ndibwino kumavomereza zinazi..ngati mumafuna mutalemera musanakhetse thukuta zavutapo apa

  54. Vimbokori says:

    Mponda mahala yakhe yakuyana waka na ya wamunkhweli wamuchiweta wakulindizga Malawi na makombwi

  55. Full fill your abition we need strong people like you Peter osati adyerawo. Follow Jomo Sonos steps enawo azacite manyazi

  56. SOOTH SAYER! says:

    END OF DE ROAD 2 SURESTREAM FC!

  57. A Mponda a bullets mwaba team bola muzikwanitsetu izi

  58. Academy yangosala dzina basi Pitman is still with Mponda the way I see things almost the whole team are above 20years. Peter has won the battle

  59. Bayangwe says:

    Che Mponda tsopano

  60. malawians says:

    A Mponda uwu nde uchitsiru muzikwanitsa
    inu izi? See how teams like Bullets are struggling yet they have huge following

  61. Namisako. says:

    A Mpondawa simunthu wamisala,chillipo chikumulimbitsa mtima ameneyu.Tidzingoyang.ana akuluakulu.

  62. padoko says:

    Pride goes before a fall…..once upon a time, there was a gallant super league team that was gouged to slow death by the greedy, Peter Mponda just to frustrate Surestream. Mponda had evil intentions when he registered the team in his name. The team has been bankrolled by Sure stream all the way yet never he never protested, why? Mponda waponda team ya eni ake ndiye poti akusiyura, tikuwona m’mene ukwanitsire. Ndiwe wokula mtima koma izi wachepa nazo. This is just bringing the sport backwards. The most stupid part of it is that you are looking for sponsors while the sponsors is already there shame shame shame!!!!!

  63. Moses Makoko says:

    Koma yeah!

  64. Mweneeee says:

    Yes he will why doubt? You malawians are always afraid of taking risks and that is why the majority are poor

  65. captain says:

    A mponda mukanalongosola chomwe chachitika chifukwa ngati sufotokoza chilichonse tiona ngati iweyo ndi munthu oipa ndi opusa unless you explain wat transpired to come to this conclusion

  66. Pata phiri says:

    Wokuba iwe peteraaaaa

  67. lightkinky says:

    Team yatha basi ngati imalepherera kuchita bwino iri ndi sponsor wabwino kuli bwanji iye yekha. Dean Josiah ndi mamunatu ndichifukwa ali ndi EPAC komanso Mtsiriza United kubweranso a Nakoma ndi tsidya lina, kaya mwina paja wakhungu akati ndikugenda chiripo icho waponda!!!!!!!

  68. Judah says:

    Lesson : employees are not Directors. Pitman beaten on the governance trajectory.

  69. Gutepo Mphwinyo says:

    a mponda wakula ndi umbuli. muli nchani inu choti mungayendesele club. akukunamizani kodi ndani inu. i can see some forces whether good or evil behind you. ooh a mponda you are finished.

  70. Lets wait and see but for now Congrats Mr Mponda

  71. Tengupenya says:

    Mutual agreement. Good luck to both parties.

  72. mmmh ways ways a peter tiyen nazoni mukwanitsa

  73. Spark says:

    am hape wth de news

  74. gadson moyo says:

    ampond mudzikwanitxa inu????

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