Mighty Wanderers chairperson Simon Sikwese says they will ask the team’s commercialisation task force, which stepped down last week, to reconsider its decision following the resignation of club general secretary Victor Maunde and treasurer Robert Mbedza.
Maunde and Mbedza were among those who strongly questioned the task force’s mandate.
The task force, which was put in place by the Nomads’ chairperson to oversee the Nomads’ commercialisation plan and mobilise short-term resources for the club’s operations, cited misunderstandings within the club’s executive committee and some members’ move to question its mandate as the reasons behind their resignation.
Said Sikwese: “Now that some members who were against the task force have resigned, we will request its chairperson Mr. [Humphrey] Mvula to engage the other members to return.
“We engaged the task force to help us because the executive committee does not have the capacity to do that.
“These are people who are helping us to ensure that the club survives and if there are others who are also against the task force, then they should consider stepping down as well because the club needs to move on.
“We are living in a world that is changing everyday. People need to move from their comfort zone and embrace change. The club cannot be operating the same way it used to upon its formation in 1962.”
The Nomads chairperson said he felt betrayed by those who questioned the task force’s mandate.
On the way forward, Sikwese said he will ask the main supporters committee to propose names that can replace Mbedza and Maunde.
“What I would advise the supporters is that they need to identify competent people who will add value to the cause.”
But Mvula yesterday said he will comment properly once he gets the formal request from the executive committee.
He said: “It is something that will require us to come up with an understanding.
“The request will probably be considered after meeting both the executive and main supporters committees to find out whether they have resolved the internal issues they had.”
However, in a joint statement announcing their resignation, Maunde and Mbedza raised a number of reservations regarding proposals made by the task force.