Boy: Gold digger
Boy: David Moyes
Boy: Look here, jokes aside, if you ever, ever, ever call me again, you will regret the day you were born!
Jokes aside, that is how bad the state of affairs are around the Flames and Manchester United: laughing stocks. Well, enough has been said and written about the two teams.
My concern is on recent uninspiring domestic football events.
Several truths and realities emerged from the Club Licensing System (CLS) workshop which Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and Super League of Malawi (Sulom) hosted at Chiwembe Technical Centre last Saturday.
It was crystal clear that Super League clubs are being administered by people who are clearly out of touch and depth with basic football management issues such as player transfers. It is all about the catchment area where the clubs get these officials.
It is so sad that fans vote into office every Jim and Jack as long as they speak tough and dish out the kwacha. Football Cashgate!
That is why even after such an enriching meeting that for once made FAM and Sulom seem on top of things and very relevant to local football, I refuse to believe change will appear on the horizon. Certainly, not any time soon.
This is so as the club secretaries and chairpersons, who were educated on Saturday will, after three years, be out of office. And there will be no handovers.
Boasting of nothing more than 10 years experience of watching on the ‘telly’ the Barclays English Premiership, a new bunch of office bearers will step in to start from ground zero, learning through hard knocks on the job while messing up the game.
To prove my point, out of about 20 officials who hatched the Lilongwe Declaration in 2009, only two attended Saturday’s meeting.
Learning is a process and you do not learn where there is no continuity and where the people needing knowledge have no interest in tapping from the basic football knowledge that is a button away at websites such as www.fifa.com.
For example, Big Bullets have new office bearers and Mighty Wanderers, too, should have theirs by tomorrow. Save for few faces, who have been around, here were at talking about people that have never managed football any level. Malawi football is a joke.