Big Bullets and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have accused the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) of sidelining them in the organisation of Saturday’s Carlsberg Cup final scheduled for Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
Bullets vice-general secretary Kelvin Moyo and Nomads general secretary Mike Butao yesterday said they are surprised that as main stakeholders, FAM is not involving them in the actual planning of the match.
Said Moyo: “For instance, we are just hearing from the radios and reading in newspapers about gate charges. Officially, FAM has not made an effort to contact us to get our views.
“All I know is that they have called us for a meeting today [yesterday], but then we would have expected to be involved right from the start.”
On his part Butao said: “They came up with the gate charges without involving us and I am certain Bullets as well and yet we are the key stakeholders.”
However, Nyirenda said: “It is very unfortunate that they are saying all that when they know that this competition is organised and run by FAM.
“It is an exaggeration to suggest that we have sidelined them because they are aware of the stakeholders meeting that we have today [yesterday] to prepare for the final match. They should not try to create unnecessary tension to suit their interests.”