A shadow executive committee led by incumbent chairperson George Chamangwana is tipped to be elected into office when Mighty Wanderers FC goes to polls on Sunday at their Chichiri clubhouse in Blantyre.
With the nominations cut-off point set for close of business today, Chamangwana was the only nominee for the position of chairperson as of noon yesterday.
Incumbent general secretary David Kanyenda, who was also linked to the hot seat, yesterday expressed doubt on contesting for any position.
However, electoral college secretary Henry Chibowa said they would only release the final list after yesterday’s deadline.
“In the spirit of fairplay and in line with our aspirations to ensure free, credible and transparent elections, we have to give it the benefit of the doubt and wait for the cut-off point because others are fond of expressing interest late as part of their strategy,” said Chibowa.
Apart from Chamangwana, others that have been nominated are incumbent vice-general secretary Hubert Mfune, who is eyeing the position of GS, Alex Machira (first vice-chairperson), Allan Chuma (2nd vice-chairperson), Gladson Kuyeri (treasurer), Christopher Kananji and Stevie Madeira (vice-GS) and Richard Kambalame (vice-treasurer).
The following are eyeing committee membership Onani Chaponda, Patrick Tsonga, Eric Nkhoma, Flora Nkusa-Nkhoma and a Nkangama and a Wawanya.
Chamangwana, who all along had been elusive on whether he will contest, yesterday came out of his shell said he will seek re-election.
Chamangwana said: “There is need to reorganise the set-up at Wanderers and have people that are committed to take the team to another level and the welfare of the players should be a priority.”
Mfune said his plans are to restore the Nomads’ lost pride andalso to improve the relationship with FAM and Sulom as well as that between the team’s management and the trustees.
On his part, Kuyeri said: “What I am promising is transparency and accountability.”
Kanyenda said his family, in particular his mother, have advised him to take a break in view of the ugly scenes that occurred recently between the team’s warring factions.
“They said it is not worth dying for and I am inclined to follow their advice. Of course, numerous fans are also insisting that I should seek re-election and the deadline for submission is yet to close, so let us wait and see.”
Under the outgoing leadership, the Nomads twice won the Standard Bank Knockout Trophy. The Nomads also secured a joint sponsorship from Carlsberg Malawi that was brokered by FAM president Walter Nyamilandu, before it was withdrawn.