Kaporo Stars owner Chipanga Banda has announced that the Karonga–based side has disbanded.
Banda said he has also withdrawn from the Karonga United partnership and resigned as the club’s chairperson.
“I have pulled out my support to the team due to the poor relationship I have with NRFA [Northern Region Football Association] leadership.
“My focus has been to support football in the region, but their conduct just shows that they are not happy with what I am doing,” he said.
Banda claimed that the NFRA committee stopped him from contesting during the executive committee elections held on November 20 last year.
“NRFA leadership is not focused and does not have development of football at heart,” he said.
Banda said he will invest in developing football in his home district, Mchinji.
The disbanded club’s former team manager Lusayo Phungu said all players have been released.
He said: “We have advised all our players to join other teams because we cannot continue keeping them when there is no one to fund the team.”
NRFA vice-chairperson Mbenekera Msiska described Banda’s action as unfortunate.
“The executive committee is just new. It is, therefore, sad that he has taken that action without engaging in any dialogue [with us],” he said.
Kaporo Stars were runners-up in the 2016 NRFA Simama Premier League.
In 2015 they finished on position four. n