Silver fans accuse trustees of raping constitution

Silver Strikers supporters have accused the club’s board of directors of breaching the club’s constitution by resolving that there should be no elections for the team’s main executive committee, which has outlived its mandate.

Mmangisa: Resolved that the current Silver executive committee i should stay put
Mmangisa: Resolved that the current Silver executive committee i should stay put

The supporters have demanded that there should be elections for both the board of trustees and a new executive committee before any constitutional changes are effected.

The board of trustees headed by retired football coach Kelvin Mmangisa met recently and resolved that the current Silver executive committee led by Oscar Mabulekesi should stay put and that all powers of electing/appointing a new executive committee be vested in the board of trustees.

The trustees’ decision has, however, not gone down well with a section of the club’s supporters, who are accusing the directors of breaching the club’s constitution.

The supporters, through former executive member Dennis Kachikho have written the directors demanding that elections for the executive committee be held as per constitutional requirement.

Kachikho confirmed authoring the letter on behalf of concerned supporters in an interview with Nyasa Times.

“It is true I wrote the letter on behalf of concerned supporters and I copied it to our sponsors and Super League of Malawi, (Sulom). I am not after any position in the executive but I do not want to see people raping the constitution in broad day light,” said Kachikho.

Section 7.2 of the club’s constitution stipulates that the tenure of office for the club’s executive committee shall be two years. The constitution further says elections for the executive shall be held during the club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) convened not later than four weeks after closure of the football season.

In the letter, Kachikho also calls upon the board of trustees to hold elections as per article 6.4 of the constitution, which says the trustees shall hold office for a period of two years.

Apart from former club chairman MacDonald Mafuta Mwale and a few others, who were incorporated into the board of trustees, the rest of the trustees have been holding office for close to nine years.

The board of trustees is yet to respond to the letter, which has received the backing of the team’s followers including former general secretary Owen Munthali and supporters committee chairman Kingsley ‘No Fear’ Malaya.

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Mark Saoneka
Mark Saoneka
5 years ago

Timui yakhumudwitsa ma supporters ndi sponsor kwa nthawi yaitali. I think its high time the team shud organise itself at all levels before next season starts. Its poor performance has created alot of misfortunes and the pride of RBM has been lost. Pano mwayamba kale kubetsa ma player abwino ku ma team ena osadziwika mmalo mowasunga ndi kumaonjezera ena abwino. Musiyeso zomachotsachotsa ma coach, pliz takozani mpira ubwerere mmene udalili.

5 years ago

Executive ya Silver imamvera masupporters atamwa mowa wamasachet. The team used to be discipline, smart and organized.
Supporters should be not entertained to control the affairs and operations of the club. There are genuine supporters and much respect to them, amapanga mabusiness awo even they assist players to meet their daily needs komanso pali masupporters osowa chochita waiting to be cashing on the team……this should be condoned in strongest terms.
Ndiye pali masupporters ena, despite providing assist but they are confusionists, these too have no place in the beautiful game of football.

5 years ago

Check your diary before you write. You mean up to this time you dont know that Silver Strikers FC belongs to RBM and it is RBM mandate to appoint the board to oversee the opeartions at Silver? Shame on you. You mean you have grown wings to be writing stupid letters to the Governor of the Central Bank? Mwana opusa iwe

Nagama Chitekwe Gelevulo
Nagama Chitekwe Gelevulo
5 years ago

Silver Strikers, a team with potential to be the best team in Malawi but has organized sponsor, disorganized board, disorganized executive, disorganized players and disorganized supporters.

Changing coaches will not solve anything as long as the team has disorganized exec and board.

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