After dumping Karonga United Football Club (FC), Willy Yabwanya Phiri is being accused of betraying the team after forming a new team called Karonga Giants FC.
Canada-based Yabwanya Phiri said he has formed the new team to continue with hid football development agenda
“I already had an under 20 team which I was sponsoring for Karonga United reserve and I have therefore just changed its name to Giants,” Yabwanya said to Nyasa Times.
“I wish Karonga United all the best,” he said.
Yabwanya Phiri said he resigned from Super League promoted side Karonga United saying there is a Football Association of Malawi (FAM) official who is victimising him for being a sponsor of the club.
He did not name the official.
Yabwanya Phiri is waiting for determination of a disciplinary hearing in which he and two others— Wilkins Mijiga and Tiya Somba Banda—are being charged with taking a football dispute to a conventional court after the trio tried to stop FAM elections through an injunction on December 12, 2015.
According to Yabwanya, Karonga Giants will be run by Desire Kimbombwe, John Dyton and Amidu Yabwanya.
The newly appointed Karonga United Chairperson Alufeyo Chipanga Banda said the regret the resignation of Yabwanya.
“We regret but Karonga United is for the community as such it is moving forward as the people will sponsor it themselves including Bishop Abraham Simama,” said Banda.
Kossam Munthali a Karonga United trustees said “I respect Yabwanya but should stop cooking things against us because one day we will need each other.”
Karonga United have replaced Chilumba Barracks for finishing as runners-up in the Simama League last season.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :