Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu says the cocktail of controversies surrounding Big Bullets’ expensive flirtation with 2015 CAF Champions League ‘are sad and embarrassing’.
“It’s a very sad and embarrassing development. We are painting a very bad picture to sponsors. It is like football is a war house when it is supposed to be family entertainment,” said Nyamilandu who from the onset,was ‘nervous’ and ‘afraid’ as to where the Bullets would get funds for the continental adventure.
Bullets have been plunging from one crisis to another leading to supporters forcing club chairperson Kondi Msungama to verbally claim that he had resigned, whereas coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan is fearing for his life after being chased from a training ground.
Nyamilandu insisted that the association’s hands were tied to intervene. However, FAM secretariat’s intervention last week led to the birth of a task force.
“Ownership of the club has to be sorted out. There has to be separation of powers between the executive and the supporters; otherwise, whatever leadership comes will face similar problems,” Nyamilandu said, while calling for transparency and accountability at Bullets.
Al Hilal faced the Bullets in the first round, second leg at Kamuzu Stadium.
Earlier last week, fans also looted the Bullets clubhouse in Blantyre.