The Nyasa Big Bullets FC annual general meeting (AGM) that was held on Saturday dissolved the team’s executive committee, except for chairperson Noel Lipipa who will continue to run the affairs of the club until elections are held.
Gregory Madeya, who chaired the committee that oversaw the AGM, confirmed the development, saying the way forward will be determined by the board of trustees.
“I was only chairing the process, but as to what will happen next will be decided by the trustees,” he said.
Lipipa and Busilley confirmed the resolution with the former saying he is ready to oversee the running of the club for the time being.
The AGM also shelved the recommendation by the task force that was set up to look into the issue of commercialisation.
Among other things, the task force recommended the abolishing of the executive committee to be in line with club licensing system and ownership.
“What came out clearly was that most of the supporters do not understand the concept and asked that it should be shelved and be referred back to the task force for further clarity,” said Madeya.
A member of the commercialisation task force, Charles Nyirenda, said while he did not have the resolutions of what was discussed, “what may require unpacking now is how all this will fit in with both club licensing protocol and club ownership.
“My understanding is that if the club has to have an owner/s at all, taking into account that ownership encompasses financial investment, the chairmanship would automatically be assumed by the major stakeholder in the management board.
“The day-to-day running of the club would be left in the hands of a secretariat comprising a [chief executive officer] CEO, accountant, marketing manager, commercial manager, technical panel and a host of support personnel.”
He added: “In the event of having both an elected executive body and secretariat constituting employed staff, what will their respective functions be? Apparently there seems to be a risk of duplication of tasks.
“One other challenge we possibly have here is that if a club wants to run as a business, how does it use elected people instead of full time employees to ensure that they pay full attention to matters of the business? I hope these questions were addressed yesterday.”
He added that any effort to commercialise the club has to take into account the interests of the prospective investors who will not settle for anything short of taking control of the club so that they direct it towards financial success.
Busilley said the issue will be discussed further with the task force to determine the way forward. n