TNM Super League leaders Big Bullets’ technical director Billy Tewesa has expressed fears that the latest fallout in the team’s camp could affect the team’s title defence campaign.
Tewesa said this in the wake of the wrangle over the K16 million gross revenue which was realised from the Blantyre derby against Be Forward Wanderers, which has resulted in the executive committee splitting into two groups and players staging training boycott since Tuesday.
“I cannot comment much on the wrangles because it is an administrative issue, but my biggest worry is that it could affect our title defence campaign as well as our forthcoming Standard Bank Knockout Cup quarter-final match against Civo United.
“We might think that we are in the comfort zone just because of the 10-point gap which separates us and second-placed Mafco, but this is football in which the tide can change anytime,” said Tewesa.
He said the team has already missed out three days of training, a situation he described as worrying.
“I am hoping that those in influential positions will mediate and ensure that calm is restored.”
According to a petition signed by the majority of the players, they are demanding the immediate resignation of main supporters committee general secretary Mabvuto Chibambo and treasurer Bruce Tambwali for their role in hiring the firm which managed the gate collections.
The club’s general secretary Titha Mandiza has also been dragged in the issue, but she has since accused team boss Sam Chilunga, vice-general secretary Kelvin Moyo and team manager Rahim Ishmael of being behind the plot, but Moyo and Ishmael have since dismissed the claims.
Meanwhile, the club’s board of trustees chairperson James Busile said he was planning to call for a meeting to address the issue.