Surestream FC announced it has disbanded both the team and 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.
Surestream FC is owned by Surestream Petroleum Limited.
According to records at the Registrar of Companies and the certificate posted in this article, ndicate that Mponda registered the club as his under registration certificate number 177808 which reads: “I hereby certify that Peter Mponda is carrying on business as Surestream Football Club on this 20th day of March 2015.”
Mponda resigned this week as technical director (TD) of the academy. The former Flames captain was doubling as coach of the TNM Super League club.
Surestream spokesperson Linda Chiume-Gombera confirmed that their board chairperson Christopher Pitman had accepted Mponda’s resignation.
Chiume-Gombera insisted that Surestream owns the club and management not Mponda.
Mponda who guided the club for a winless five games in the league and lie second from the bottom on three points, declined to comment, saying he wants to talk with Surestream Petroleum general manager Keith Robinson first.
Surestream management asked players and technical staff to stop reporting for training until further notice.
But Super League of Malawi (Sulom) intervened in the wrangles to pursuade the club to keep fulfilling their assignments while resolving their wrangles.
“We have talked to the club management and Mponda to encourage them to fulfil their fixtures. They have agreed that they will carry on until the issue is resoved,” said Sulom spokesman Tiya Somba Banda.