Nomads snub Sidik Mia cash donation over politicking

Affluent politician Sidik Mia, who has shaken the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after returning to frontline  politics with main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has accused champions Be Forward Wanderers of snubbing his cash donation to help them in CAF Champions League campaign on political grounds.

Mia : I was ready to finance Nomads

Wanderers flew out to DRC on Thursday to face SC Vita in the Caf Club Championship on Sunday and Mia had arranged to assist the team financially after reports of financial difficulties.

Mia said he was surprised that Wanderers never turned out to receive the donation at the eleventh hour only to hear that the team has left.

“I am disappointed with Be Forward Wanderers for turning down my offer to assist them on their way to play SC Vita of DRC,” Mia said.

“I had made arrangements with the club but was surprised that they never came to receive my donation and did not give an explanation,” he said.

Mia  believed the team snubbed the donation due to political interference with chairman of the the club’s trustees Rashy Gaffer being the governing DPP Member of Parliament for Kabula.

Wanderers’ move comes barely a week of madness when the team wrote Football Association of Malawi to withdrew from the competition due to financial constraints only to reverse the decision hours late.

Their archrivals Nyasa Big Bullets donated K500 000 with Master Security who are participating in CAf club Confederation Cup getting the same amount.

However it is not clear why Mia did not extend the gesture to Master Security to help them boost their financial muscle.

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B Mnthali
B Mnthali
3 years ago

I think FIFA rules do not allow politicians to have influence in football matters through such donations as this would compromise the position of Wanderers. Assuming another rich DPP politician offered a higher donation than MIA on condition that they do not take MIAs money, what would happen? It would be a tag of war with Wanderers being torn apart.

Only heads of state, in their capacity can sponsor teams as they are national fathe/mother figures.

Nyerere 2
Nyerere 2
3 years ago

Mbuzi za anthu manoma ma politician ali thoo mu team sichifukwa ma sponsor akutayilani game. James chuma,gaffar ndi alimi?

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
3 years ago

Cheap politics Mr Mia anali kuti all this time? Komanso nawo a Wanderers osangoti ngati ndalamazo bwanji?

Masuzgyo
Masuzgyo
3 years ago

There is a strong group of Moslems who are against MIA pairing with CHAKWERA and later alone SUPPORTING MCP and that is why sakugona tulo trying to reach out even to footballers and vendors.
KOMATU ziliko ziliko isiyeni mijomba atana naye mkaladiyu.

Noria
3 years ago
Reply to  Masuzgyo

Osakapatsa a mwenye anzako akugona mmizikitiwa! Foolish Indian.

Maunits
Maunits
3 years ago

Zabodza zimenzo Donation ndi donation ngati Noma inafuna kupanga withdrawal a Gaffar analikuti mantha ndi Mia DPP Munya muona.

Hatton
Hatton
3 years ago

Bola a Miawa asakweze mtengo wa mang’ina ndi utsilu omwe akupanga ndi ndalama akutolera mwa amwenye mu Limbe mu.

Youna
Youna
3 years ago

Azibweretse kuno ife tizilandira. Afterall ndalama siikhala ndi dzina la munthu.

Amboziye
Amboziye
3 years ago

Its you politicians amene mmaononga ma team athuwa so you want to destroy Nomads just like Muluzi destroyed Bullets, take your money to MCP akalipile ma bill amadzi komanso Lilongwe city council outstanding city rates

Lupwito
Lupwito
3 years ago
Reply to  Amboziye

In Agreeing with you Ambozi, mapaxi ake shehe ameneyu, aileke NOMA ndipo olo nkanakhala ineyo sindikanalola kupusa kwakeko… akapereke khobili lakelo ku ESCOM/EGENCO ndi kwinako osati asimbwe ndikukulapo ntima pachi team chathuchi shupit………Bloody Money!

Chikulamayembe
3 years ago

Azikhuta amenewo

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