National leader of stewards Pascal Nkuta and Mighty Wanderers chief supporter Yona Malunga have ganged up against so-called â€˜Concerned Supportersâ€™. They have accused the self-styled grouping of having a hidden agenda against Sports Minister Enoch Chihana.
But the concerned supportersâ€™ chairperson Mavuto Chibambo on Friday dismissed the duoâ€™s claim, saying the group would neither slow down nor shut up until the minister lives true to his words on Kamuzu Stadiumâ€™s reopening.
When they visited Weekend Nation on Thursday at 4.30pm, Nkuta and Yona blamed Chibambo for failing to channel his concerns through the national supportersâ€™ committee, Football Association of Malawi and the Sports Council before taking matters to government.
â€œWho is this Chibambo? His concern is valid, but he is overacting. If anything, all clubsâ€™ chief supporters should have been involved. It is a mockery for him to write the President asking for the ministerâ€™s resignation. You cannot express a concern and issue threats,â€ said Nkuta.
â€œWe are equally concerned with the stadium issue but while it is true that the minister promised to have the stadium reopened within two to four weeks, we must be patient because there are government procedures to be followed. Clubs, stewards, FAM and Sulom are affected by the stadium closure but they are patient. What is Chibamboâ€™s agenda?â€
Chibambo laughed off Nkuta and Malungaâ€™s talk: â€œYona and Nkuta could be seeking favours from the minister. We could not have given talks with the minister a chance if we had ulterior motives. The minister must resign because he has failed. Yona and Nkuta were at the stadium when the minister made the promise and now what is the minister saying? â€