The newly elected Big Bullets FC executive committee has pledged to restore the team’s lost glory.
Chairperson, Kondi Msungama, who went in unopposed at the club’s elective annual general meeting held in Blantyre on Saturday, said he will see to it that the club is managed professionally.
“First of all, I would like to thank the Bullets family for entrusting me with the task to lead the team for the next three years and I would like to assure them that they will be repaid for their faith in the new leadership,” said Msungama yesterday in a telephone interview from Dubai.
“We will see to it that we instil sanity and the priority will be players’ welfare, strengthening the playing personnel and exploring commercial avenues to make the team self-sustainable. Bullets are a brand. We are an institution and if we join hands, then we should achieve our goal.”
The flamboyant Bullets boss further said that they will put in place sound financial management so as to win the confidence of the members, potential sponsors and partners.
“We will account for every tambala. At the end of the season, our accounts will be subject to audit. The team has now over 700 registered members who paid K1 000 membership fee each and we have to be accountable to them,” he said.
Msungama and his first deputy Sidiki Malinga were elected unopposed so, too, first vice-general secretary Titha Mandiza, second vice-general secretary McDonald Mwamadi and vice-treasurer Grace Chenda-Mkandawire.
New faces Noel Lipipa and Harold Fote were elected treasurer and general secretary respectively and got a wild applause.
The only previous executive committee member who found his way back and retained his position was Lilongwe-based second vice-chairperson Austin Kasito who beat Mphatso Kalipinde by 258 votes against nine.
The following were elected committee members: Lewis Mwamlenga (North); Alfred Mbale, Waheed Osman, Joy Twaibu (Centre); Brian Ligomeka, James Nkhoma, Griven Bize Kalozeni, Laison Pidini, Morson Magombo, Dan Mbembuwa (South); Lugerio Kambalame (Eastern Division).
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and Super League of Malawi (Sulom) described the elections as free and fair.
FAM was represented by Daudi Mtanthiko, Gomezgani Zakazaka, Casper Jangale and Jossam Namwela while Sulom had Willy Phalula, Dave Gondwe and Harry Mtuwa. Trustees who were present were chairperson James Busile, vice-chairperson Fred Kwacha, secretary Jim Kalua, Gaston Mwenelupembe and Victor Msowoya.