Peter Mponda’s saga with Surestream Academy has taken a controversial dimension as it has transpired that he registered the institution’s wing, Surestream Football Club, under his name.
The registration issue has come to light a day after Surestream spokesperson Linda Chiume-Gombera confirmed that their board chairperson Christopher Pitman had accepted Mponda’s resignation as technical director (TD) of the Chilomoni Township academy.
The former Flames captain was doubling as coach of the TNM Super League club. The rookies are winless in five games and lie second from the bottom on three points.
Now records at the Registrar of Companies indicate that Mponda registered the club as his under registration certificate number 177808 which reads: “I hereby certify that Peter Mponda is carrying on business as Surestream Football Club on this 20th day of March 2015.”
Yesterday, Chiume-Gombera insisted that Surestream owns the club and management would decide if they discover that Mponda registered the club in his name.
“He is the one who, in his capacity as technical director, went to register Surestream Football Club. It is not that it was registered as his,” Chiume-Gombera insisted.
Mponda, who attributes his resignation to some officials for frustrating him at the academy, yesterday reserved his comment while awaiting a meeting with parent company Surestream Petroleum general manager Keith Robinson.
Sources indicate that Mponda fell out after he was stripped off of some responsibilities as the academy’s overall manager.
Management hired a management team while limiting Mponda’s mandate to the football pitch.
On the pitch, Mponda shrugged off calls for him to beef up the squad that earned promotion from the Premier Division of the South. In turn, he has largely blamed poor officiation for the struggling start to Super League life.