Premier Bet Wizzards has been dealt a blow after the resignation of assistant coaches McDonald Yobe and Fundi Akidu over allegations of unpaid allowances.
Yobe and Akidu, who are ironically close friends of Wizzards Technical Director and owner Peter Mponda, are reportedly to be owed unpaid allowances and for some months now.
Both Yobe his teammate at Ottawa Wizzards in Canada and Akidu confirmed the development but fell short of disclosing the gist of the matter behind their quitting.
“It is true that McDonald and I have parted ways. Personally I feel I should try something new. Of course the issue of allowances is there but main reason is that I want to do something on my own,” Akidu said.
The soft-spoken Akidu admitted that it was not an easy decision to leave Wizzards, who barely survived relegation in Malawi’s flagship league, TNM Super League.
“It was a tough decision since joining the club and I think it is time for me to go. But will make a return to football soon,” he said.
Mponda, the former influential former Nyasa Big Bullets and national team captain was not committed to give his side of the story when contacted over the allegations.
He engaged his former Bullets teammates in 2015 after securing the Foundation for Irrigation and Sustainble Development (FISD) following the team’s severing ties with the now defunct Surestream Football Academy on controversial grounds.