The wrangles at Nyasa Bullets yesterday took a twist when 25 players signed a petition calling for the resignation of members of the executive committee who are against incumbent chairperson Sam Chilunga.
The players, led by their captain Chiukepo Msowoya, also declared their support for the finance committee which was dissolved.
“We as Big Bullets players, had a meeting today on the 10th of March regarding our welfare. In our meeting we discussed the following: With immediate effect from today our welfare should be handled by the finance committee led by Mr Isaac Norman and his committee.
“All those who are not ready to work with the current chairperson Mr Sam Chilunga should humbly resign from the executive,” reads the letter in part.
The power struggle in Bullets camp reached a climax on Thursday when chairperson Chilunga announced he had stepped down.
Nyasa Manufacturing Company has since summoned an emergency meeting set for Monday at the company’s offices.
The infighting at Bullets has been rife since the appointment of Chilunga as chairperson last year to replace Kondi Msungama, who was removed by supporters.
Two camps emerged with one comprising elected members vice treasurer Alex Gondwe, general secretary (GS) Titha Mandiza and treasurer Noel Lipipa seen to be loyal to vice-chairperson Sadik Malinga.
The other camp comprises appointed members Chilunga and deputy GS Kelvin Moyo.
The infighting has infuriated sponsors, who in a worded letter signed by NMC board chairperson Konrad Buckle, warned that they will pull out.
Meanwhile, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has pleaded with Bullets family to sort out their differences.
“For the sake of the club, let all the factions resolve their differences amicably,” Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said.