Newly-elected Nyasa Big Bullets FC interim chairperson Noel lipi has played down suggestions that he will not be comfortable to work with the team’s sponsors, Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC), considering the circumstances under which he resigned as treasurer.
Lipipa resigned as treasurer of the club in March this year when NMC threw its weight behind ousted chairperson Sam Chilunga following divisions within the executive committee then.
The sponsor then asked those that were not ready to work with Chilunga to resign.
Said Lipipa: “My resignation was more to do with differences on how we would invest the sponsorship, it was not about personalities, allegiances and stuff like that.
“For your information, I knew board members of NMC before they took over sponsorship of the club. We interact and talk all the time. So, there is nothing like tension between me and the sponsor.”
The Bullets caretaker chairperson also said he was already planning to meet all the key stakeholders as he looks forward to a new lease of life with the People’s Team.
However, NMC board chairperson Konrad Buckle said they were yet to be briefed about the outcome of the EGM and would only be in a position to state their stand today.
Lipipa was elected interim chairperson after delegates to the club’s extraordinary general meeting (EGM) held on Sunday in Lilongwe resolved to dissolve the executive committee.
The club’s long time former chairperson Hassam Jussab was elected vice-chairperson, Austin Kasito retained his seat as second vice-chairperson, Kelvin Moyo was elected general secretary (GS) with Bize Kalozeni as his vice. Alex Gondwe got the position of treasurer with Grace Chenda Mkandawire as the vice treasurer.
The interim committee will be in office for a year.