Malawi super league holders Big Bullets main executive committee is in dispute with a group loyal to chairperson Sam Chilunga and general secretary Titha Mandiza over the Blantyre derby gate collections.
Malawi24 understands that dispute has resurfaced at Big Bullets following the gate revenue of 16 million which was raised during the Blantyre derby on Saturday.
According to information reaching Malawi24 Big Bullets players are demanding the resignation of Mandiza and Bruce Tambwali.
Mandiza was quoted by one of the local newspapers accusing Kelvin Moyo and Sam Chilunga for being behind the players petition to remove Mandiza and the supporters committee treasurer Tambwali.
“I have heard that there is a petition signed by the players demanding my removal, but I know that all this is being orchestrated by Kelvin and Sam Chilunga to advance their own interests.”
“Kelvin Moyo is bitter that I issued instructions that we should not hire his firm—TopSports—to be manning the gates and he is now conspiring with the chairperson [Chilunga] to oust us by cooking up stories regarding the firm [Joka Investments] which was hired to man the gates during the derby, but they won’t succeed because I was elected into office unlike them,” said Mandiza.
Mavuto Chibambo also claimed that Big Bullets players were forced to sign the petition for the removal of some executive members by Moyo and Chilunga.
“It is these two [Chilunga and Moyo] who forced the players to sign the petition and some of the players have confided in us, and they better be prepared to fight to the very end,” he said.
On his part Kelvin Moyo was also quoted by the same daily paper rubbishing Mandiza and Chilambo’s claims that he is behind the Big Bullets players petition to remove some of the supporters treasurer and the clubs general secretary.
“I do not want to be part of this mudslinging in the press. To begin with, I am no longer a member of TopSports, I resigned when I was appointed vice-GS for Bullets and I have never used my position to influence any decision on which firm should be hired to man the gates.
“If they had issues, I would have expected them to follow proper procedures. As GS, I report to her [Mandiza] and I have no reason to sabotage her,” said Moyo.
It is now no secret that Big Bullets players are boycotting the teams training sessions claiming they will restart the training sessions once the the general secretary Mandiza and the supporters committee treasure Tambwali.