By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
Big Bullets sponsors Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) has warned the team’s executive members to stick with the current Chairman Sam Chilunga if they want the sponsorship deal to continue.
This follows an indaba at the company’s offices in Blantyre on Monday afternoon which was aimed at resolving the in-house fighting within the executive committee.
Though the outcome of the meeting is yet to be revealed, The Malawi Star has reliably been informed that NMC Managing Director Konrad Buckle told the gathering that his company ventured into a partnership with the peoples’ team because of Chilunga who sold his plans to convince the company to sign the sponsorship deal.
Buckle warned the involved parties that failure to stick or work with the Chairman will see NMC terminating their five years sponsorship deal with Bullets.
It has also been reported that the sponsors have given the team a seven days ultimatum to put their house in order if they are to enjoy the long-term partnership that was signed a month ago.
Bullets’ General Secretary for the trustees Jimmy Kalua refused to comment on the outcome of the meeting but promised to call for a media briefing where everything will be revealed.
“We can’t say anything at the moment but what you must know is that we had a very successful meeting on Monday evening. We will call for a media briefing where we will reveal everything to the general public,” he said.
Divisions within the club between Chilunga and his vice Chairman forced NMC to call for the emergency meeting because things were getting out of control.
Chilunga and Vice General Secretary Kelvin Moyo, who were handpicked following the firing of Kondi Msungama and Harold Fote, have been accused of sidelining Vice Chairman Sadick Malinga, General Secretary Titha Mandiza and Treasurers Noel Lipipa and Alex Gondwe in the running of the club, particularly, the hiring of head coach Franco Ndawa some weeks ago.