Nyasa Big Bullets board of trustees chairperson James Busile has asked the club’s stakeholders to stop talking about the proposed club’s buyout issue until it is discussed at the annual general meeting (AGM).
According to Busile, the continued talk of the issue is creating tension at the club and is in a way negatively affecting the performance of the team in the TNM Super League.
“We have advised our stakeholders, including supporters to stop the buyout issue until we hold an AGM soon. The matter is causing confusion and misunderstandings in our fold. Therefore, it will be better if we stop talking about it for now,” he said.
Busile’s sentiment comes after the club’s main supporters committee chairperson Stone Mwamadi accused some members of the club’s board of trustees, especially secretary Jim Kalua, of enticing some fans to push for his ouster over his involvement in the proposed buyout issue.
Mwamadi yesterday claimed Kalua and others have persuaded some disgruntled supporters in Ndirande Township, Blantyre, to demonstrate against the me by marching to Busile’s office and demand that Mwamadi should be removed for being a ‘ring leader’ in the buyout campaign.
“We sought views from the supporters through existing structures on the [buyout] issue, but it seems some trustees think I am the master minder,” Mwamadi said.
However, Kalua argued that Mwamadi was making childish claims aimed at tarnishing his image and that of other trustees.
“Those are childish claims. There is no way I can stoop so low as to campaign for his [Mwamadi’s] dismissal. I think we just need to sit down and make sure we understand each other well on this,” he said.
The developments come few days after Bullets regional and district committees representatives met Busile over the buyout proposal. The fans argued that they want Nyasa to take over the club so that Bullets should have clear ownership.