Some 15 Mighty Wanderers supporters sub-committee chairpersons in Blantyre have demanded the resignation of the team’s executive committee, citing the ban from the Kamuzu Stadium among the reasons.
Wanderers chief supporter Yona Malunga on Wednesday confirmed the identities of the fans who signed a one-paged petition which further faults the executive of lacking accountability over the Carlsberg Malawi Limited sponsorship and poor performance of the team.
“Since all the current executive members were in interim capacity, then we want to put in place a proper executive to run the affairs of the club in order to put structures,” reads the statement signed by Paul Banda of Bangwe, Sefu Kaulalo of Ntopwa, Majidi of Namiyango and C Namaya of Kachere.
Other fans behind the petition are Thomas (Limbe), Dyson (Makhetha), Kawanja (Chilobwe), H Ntaya (Chimwankhunda), Singano, Charles (Ndirande One and Two), Dudu (Naperi), Chimpango (Chilomoni), Master (Mbayani), Patrick (Zomba), Mulileni (Zingwangwa).
Malunga said the fans were acting within their right to express themselves, but pleaded for patience. He said they must wait for the formal conclusion of the season which awaits the Nomads TNM Super League replay against Silver Strikers by this Sunday in Zomba.
The Nomads were slapped with K700 000 (about $1 750) fine and four-match ban following the violence that broke out on December 28 2013 when they faced Silver at Balaka Stadium.
“There are procedures for calling for elections. People can only be removed through the ballot box and we will do that once all the dust settles on the recent happenings,” Malunga explained.
Wanderers general secretary David Kanyenda said all matters raised in the petition will be tabled when they meet supporters’ committee members this evening in Blantyre. Rivals Big Bullets executive and fans are also expected to go to the polls next month.