…wants Sponsors Be Forward to leave
Leaders lead by example but that’s not the case with Chisomo Malata who has urged all Be Forward Wanderers supporters to riot on Saturday during their Super League match against Wizards FC in order to get rid of sponsors Be Forward.
Malata, who is an executive member in the Yamikani Kaliyapa supporters committee, urged all Nomads fans in an audio clip to resort to violence on Saturday in order to get rid of their sponsors saying they are doing nothing as players are yet to get their September salaries.
In the clip, Malata is urging all Nomads fans to emulate what Big Bullets supporters does when things gets out of hand saying sponsors Be Forward and the current General Secretary Mike Butao must be shown the exit door before hitting the snag.
She then appealed to fellow members to do something on Saturday saying failure to act now will see the club falling into a pit.
“Akulu, zafikapa ndi pa mwana wakana phala. Tonse tikudziwa kuti player alandire komanso kupanga perform mu ground zimatengera kuti ndalama walandira mokwanira. Player asewera bwanji mpira ku nyumba kuli njala nde ineyo ndikuona ngati ma sponsors awa sizikulongosoka bwino ndipo ndimalankhula ndi a chair ndakambanso ndi a chair kuti tichitepo kanthu chifukwa ngati osewera analonjezedwa kuti alandira lolemba koma ndalama sizinalowe.
“Akulu akulu, tikapanga chibwana tikagwera ku dzenje nde masapota anzanga tiyeni tiyishoshe Butao ndi anzakewa achoke atikwana nde titengepo mbali, tipange chinthu chimodzi loweruka likubwelari chifukwa team sitikuchita bwino. Tipange za ku Bullets, eni team ndinu, oyambitsa ndinu, ife tingokhala otsogolera koma oyambitsa ndinu chifukwa eni team ndinu. Anzathu a Bullets akapangana chimodzi zimatheka, nkulekelanji ife? Zaka zambirimbiri osatenga league, tiyeni tichitepo kanthu,” she urged her fellow Nomads supporters.
On Thursday, Butao exclusively told Malawi24 that problems at Wanderers are being fueled by some people who are frustrated with how the current executive committee is protecting the sponsorship package from Be Forward.
“They are fueling all these problems because they are not happy with the way we are protecting the sponsorship package from Be Forward. If we are to leave, let’s follow procedures because some of us are signatories to the sponsorship agreement with Be Forward and we can’t just leave.
“What will happen if we leave and then Be Forward decides to leave as well, what will happen to the team? We can’t afford to lose this sponsorship deal so let’s follow procedures,” he said.
Efforts to speak to Kaliyapa proved futile as his phone was out of reach.