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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KB
KB
5 years ago

AKUBA ZA PAGETI ZIWAVUTA

Mbolo Sidwala
Mbolo Sidwala
5 years ago

Let the game begin!

Fikila peter
5 years ago

Zilibwino koposa

Chesupuni wa kwa M'baluku
Chesupuni wa kwa M'baluku
5 years ago

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

Lennson Chikomo
Lennson Chikomo
5 years ago

Let the game wins

amfana
5 years ago

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.

Steve mkandawire
5 years ago

Maule omwewo kuti wa wa eeeh!

MAYAMIKO
MAYAMIKO
5 years ago

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

KB
KB
5 years ago

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

Saeed
Saeed
5 years ago

Safuna Asiye Basi CHILUNGA WOYEEE!!!!!

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