Big Bullets chairperson Kondi Msungama and his general secretary Harold Fote are contradicting on the position of technical director, a development that has exposed communication shortfalls within the Bullets camp.
While Msungama yesterday said the club picked former team manager Billy Tewesa for the position, Fote insisted the club’s executive committee settled for Lloyd Nkhwazi after the former declined the post on religious grounds.
Msungama described Fote’s earlier announcement as “misleading”.
“Take it from me, Billy Tewesa is our new technical director. The executive committee was mandated to choose a TD to oversee the technical panel.
“A number of names were thrown into fray and it was agreed that we should vote and Tewesa amassed the highest number of votes. Of course, Nkhwazi’s name was also proposed, but it was Tewesa who got an overwhelming nod,” said Msungama.
Asked why his GS gave a different name, Msungama said: “It was just a lapse in communication. I think the reason was because at first, Tewesa hinted that he could not make it because he is an Adventist and it would be difficult for him to be available on Saturdays, when most of the team’s games are played.
“But after further consultations, we felt Tewesa could still make as his services will be required mostly during the week and he accepted.”
Tewesa could not be reached for comment yesterday morning, but Fote insisted that the executive endorsed Nkhwazi.
“Of course, initially the agreement was that Tewesa would be the TD, but when we contacted him during the executive meeting, he said he would not make it owing to church commitments.
“It was then that the executive committee agreed to appoint Nkhwazi. So, unless there are other developments that I am not aware of, that was the last official position of the executive,” said Fote.
Meanwhile, the club’s former Buruandian coach NswazurimoRamadhan arrived in the country on Saturday for talks with the hope of getting him back on board.
The meeting was in progress as we went to press, but Msungama said they would make an offer to Ramadhan and take it up from there.
“There could be a counter-offer from him, but a determination will be made thereafter,” said Msungama.