Be Forward Wanderers board of trustees has resolved to stop its supporters committee from receiving a 12 percent share of gate collections because the funds were not being used for the intended purpose.
The board’s chairperson Rashid Gaffar confirmed the plans on the sidelines of the supporters leadership elections on Saturday.
Wanderers sponsors, Be Forward Limited, proposed the 12 percent share so that supporters can be using the money to market their products.
But Gaffar noted that the supporters were not holding any activities to promote Be Forward products, mainly the vehicles which they sell nationwide.
“Under the circumstances, we feel it is just a waste of resources to continue giving the supporters this money because seriously there’s nothing they are doing,” he said.
Gaffar said they have been asking the former supporters to explain where the money was going, “but they didn’t come forth so the best way is to freeze their share.
He said the money will instead be used to promote the welfare of players.
Meanwhile, the newly elected supporters chairperson Yamikani Kaliyapa said it was unfortunate that the former committee did not use the money for its intended purpose.
“If they have found it appropriate to freeze the share then we have no problems with that,” he said.
Kaliyapa, however, hinted that his team was willing to promote Be Forward products saying that was the best way of rewarding the company that is sponsoring the team for the second consecutive season.
“Instead of the gate collections share, I would propose that the board should be funding our specific marketing activities which we will be organising periodically,” he said.