By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu has expressed disappointment with the on-going in-house fighting within the Big Bullets family.
“I am very disappointed with the ongoing wrangles within the club. It’ too early and un-called for. It’s unacceptable for team officials to be fighting,” he said.
The remarks come barely hours after Bullets’ sponsors Nyasa Manufacturing Company issued a strong-worded statement in which they warned the club that if the fighting does not stop, they risk losing the multi-million sponsorship package which they secured last year.
Nyamilandu, who was very instrumental in securing the deal, said he is very disappointed with the current wrangles within the peoples’ team.
He then advised all the involved parties to sit down and amicably sort out everything.
“The club has got its own structure and the best solution is for all the involved parties to sit down and sort this mess amicably as a family. I intervened for this deal to happen and if they lose it, we will all be put to shame. If the sponsors decides to pull out from sponsoring the team, football will suffer. Therefore, I am begging them to sit down as a family and sort this mess out,” he concluded.
For the past months, two warring factions have been formed within the club. The current Chairman Sam Chilunga and Vice General Secretary Kelvin Moyo working together. Vice Chairman Sadick Malunga, General Secretary Titha Mandiza and Treasurers Noel Lipipa and Alex Gondwe all working together against Chilunga’s administration.
An emergency meeting has been arranged on Monday at NMC’s offices.
Meanwhile, there are unconfirmed reports indicating that Bullets’ General Secretary, Titha Mandiza, has been stabbed by unknown assailants at Lunzu Bus Depot in Blantyre. As we went to press, eyewitnesses have said that she is currently admitted Mlambe hospital. More details to follow.