Malawi super league giants Big Bullets main executive committee has resolved to suspend the club’s supporters committee general secretary Mabvuto Chiwambo and treasurer Bruce Tambwali over allegations that they stole gate revenues during the Blantyre derby last Saturday.
The derby realised K16 million in gate revenue but during the same fixture in the first round, in which Be Forward Wanderers was the home team, K27 million was realised.
This angered Bullets players who started boycotting training on Tuesday until the duo alongside main executive committee’s general secretary Titha Mandiza were removed from their positions.
They also threatened to deliberately lose their 2015 Standard Bank Knockout Cup quarter-final clash against Civo Service United on Wednesday next week as well as their upcoming Super League games if their demands were not met by the executive.
“The players are not happy because they did not get their upkeep allowance among others. So they stated that they will not train unless the three are removed,” said team manager Rahim Ishmael on Wednesday.
The executive had no choice but to bow down to pressure and suspend Chiwambo and Tambwali, paving way for investigations into the saga.
Bullets and Wanderers got K3 million from the collected revenues. However, the suspended supporters executive committee members were not available for a comment as we went to press.