Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers yesterday said they were yet to take delivery of the buses pledged by President Peter Mutharika on Saturday despite his assurance they would get them the same day.
The President made the pledge during a rally he addressed at Nyambadwe Primary School ground in Blantyre after a groundbreaking ceremony for the two teams’ stadia projects.
Mutharika said: “Ma basiwo alipo, mutenga lero [the buses are ready, you will get them today].”
But both Bullets chief administration officer Albert Chigoga and Wanderers general secretary Victor Maunde said they were yet to get the buses.
Said Chigoga: “I am sure proper arrangements will be communicated on how the gift will be handed over.”
On his part, Maunde said: “No, we have not yet been given the bus.”
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Francis Phiso said he did not make a follow-up on the issue.
He said: “Check with the teams if they got the buses, but I do not think it was possible as there might be plans to make a formal handover. But they will get the buses.”
Mutharika made the pledge following a request made by both teams as well as Football Association of Malawi president Walter Nyamilandu.