The decision by Big Bullets FC supporters committee to have the club sold to sponsors Nyasa Manufacturing Company has not gone well with trustees of the club who have made it clear that the team is not for sale.
Bullets supporters committee from all the three regions of Malawi had a meeting on Thursday in Blantyre where they agreed to sell the club and gave a three-day ultimatum to the trustees to sell the club to the sponsors.
However, the team’s board of trustees have split, with others questioning the move saying the club cannot be sold like tomatoes.
“Can we sell our team like we are selling tomato? Are we serious?”
“The team is a registered trust, I wonder how it will be sold and who will sell it. Further, it is clear that only paid up members of the team have powers to call for an extraordinary meeting to resolve this matter,” said Gasten Mwenelupembe.
The trustee’s General Secretary, Jim Kalua, echoed Mwenelupembe’s words saying the team will not be sold under any circumstance.
“I need to mention that I will not tolerate something which is unconstitutional. We are being branded as if we have been paid money. What do they mean about ownership? The sponsors are doing a very good job and lets support their brand.”
“Lets not provoke things without thorough consultations amongst ourselves. I am ready to distance myself from these nasty and procedural moves to save my reputation,” he said.
He then called for an emergency meeting with Club Chairman Sam Chilunga and Trustee’s Chairman James Busile.
An inside source has confided with the publication that the supporters who convened on Thursday were blackmailed by some top officials from the club.
The source has also revealed that things are not well between Chilunga and the Trustees, with reports indicating that Chilunga is the one planning the sale of the club to the sponsors.