Former Nyasa Big Bullets chairperson Kondi Msungama has accused the club’s board of trustees of frustrating his campaign.
Msungama, who is relishing a comeback, questioned the decision to postpone the executive committee elections. He said it was aimed at buying time for Noel Lipipa.
Said Msungama: “Level the playing field and watch how strong and smart I am. From the day I declared my interest to stand as chairperson, people are not sleeping. Today, executive elections have been cancelled, the next day elections are on but Kondi is not eligible.”
The former chairperson, who was forced to resign in 2015 by supporters over internal wrangles, said the electoral committee has set regulations aimed at stopping him from standing.
The electoral regulations, among others, state that only those that do not have outstanding issues with Super League of Malawi (Sulom), Football Association of Malawi (FAM) or the club are eligible to contest.
Board of trustees secretary Jim Kalua said the regulations were meant to bring sanity in the club’s management and not necessarily targeting individuals.
Kalua also said the executive committee elections date has not been shifted, saying it remains February 11.
“The elections are going ahead on that date as agreed by the trustees. Where is he getting the information about the postponement from? Perhaps it is the fear of the unknown.”
He added: “The conditions set by the electoral body are for all positions and not for an individual. Why are we not getting complaints from other aspirants? Why is it only Mr. Kondi Msungama? Why is he scared?
“As board of trustees, we applaud the electoral body for setting up such conditions. They will bring sanity in the way the club is run. As for the postponement, it is not an issue. We are starting with the supporters’ main committee elections and a date for the executive committee polls will be set at the annual general meeting.”
The supporters committee elections will be held at the AGM set for Gymkhana Club in Zomba on February 4. n