One may wonder if the Super league champions only wanted to wear the Nyasa Manufacturing Company cassock as a borrowed one, after walking in torn clothes for so long, begging in the stands for financial support, but the current woes haunting Nyasa Big Bullets camp can surely not ameliorate their old life anyway.
On Thursday, the football fraternity in Malawi was taken unawares after the cigarette manufacturer who hold a bounty sponsorship package for the Peoples team issued a strong worded caution to the team to keep their house clean or lose the deal amid leadership wrangles that the company claims to be haunted down with.
Trends Malawi24 has been following show that the Peoples team has among other reasons seen its management divided on the recent choice of coach Franco Ndawa as the new mentor for the club.
It is also said that the team management has gone separate ways with a reported idea to increase the allowances for the players.
Some of the officials have been branded greedy for power at the expense of helping the team reach notable landmarks this campaign as well.
Officials have also been attacking each other in the medi on miscellenous decision something which may perhaps forced the top management to gag any lower officer bearers from speaking to the media.
In April 2015 the team had also succumbed to similar rows as the Kondi Msungama officially announced his resignation as the team’s Chairman.
“We therefore would like to warn your Board and Executive Committee that you risk the embarrassment of losing another sponsorship if this does not stop and the current leadership and contractual obligations are not supported,” reads part of the letter signed by the company’s Chairman Konrad Buckle.
The company also claimed that the infighting which involves the current club chairman Sammy Chilunga, Sadik Malinga, Alex Kondwe, Titha Mandiza and Noel Lipipa is affecting the company’s sales and giving a bad name to the Nyasa brand.
Reports say that some officials have been baying for the blood of Chilunga, who has been spearheading novelty at the club-including the invitation of Zimbabwe’s Dynamos for friendlies last week.
Chilunga together with vice general secretary Kelvin Moyo have reportedly stepped down on the stand that they are not pleased with the current woes.
Its now a question of whether the current wrangles will lead Bullets to lags again, because at a meeting slated for Monday, 14th March 2016, the sponsors will not give in to any lame excuses again to propel the deal it has with the Super league giants.
Perhaps for the good of the development of the game, it was necessary for the Peoples team to clean its back room staff, just as echoed by the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu who argues it has taken the Peoples team years to land a sponsorship package, but could only take a blink of an eye to throw it to the bin.