Nyasa Big Bullets trustees have released the list of agenda items for the club’s extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to be held from July 30 to 31 in Lilongwe.
Topping the agenda is the proposal for sponsors Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) to take over ownership of the club.
According to a notice addressed to the club’s stakeholders and signed by the board of trustees’ vice-secretary Victor Msowoya, the EGM will also resolve the current stand-off between players, supporters’ main committee and executive committee.
“Reference is made to the latest uprising developments within our team framework. In view of the many challenges facing the team and in the light of the current fresh stand-off between the players, supporters main committee and the executive committee, it is the wish of the board of trustees in agreement with the appeal from the supporters committee that we call for an EGM to facilitate the process of regularising the situation,” reads part of the communication.
The proposed agenda also includes reviewing and amending the club’s constitution, club licensing status quo, strategic plan and filling of vacant positions.
Currently, Bullets have vacancies for vice-chairperson, treasurer and general secretary (GS) following forced resignations of Sadik Malinga, Noel Lipipa and Titha Mandiza.
Trustees secretary Jim Kalua said the delegates will also make a decision on those occupying positions on an interim basis.
“As you are aware, there are people who resigned from their positions. The resignations were not accepted. The onus will now be on the house to make a decision,” he said.
The finance committee, treasurer, GS, chairperson and sponsors will also make presentations.
Kalua said they expect all outstanding issues to be sorted out at the EGM.
“As a family, we need to sort out issues amicably using the right channels as stipulated in the constitution. We urge the Bullets family to be united in an effort to uplift our club. Only registered members are eligible to attend the EGM.”
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has since applauded Bullets for allowing their constitution to guide the conflict resolution.
“We always urge clubs to use the right channels of problem solving,” Sulom GS Williams Banda said.
Bullets are currently divided on whether sponsors NMC should take over ownership of the club.
While players and a cross-section of supporters are for the takeover, some executive committee members are against the idea.