Mighty Wanderers football development committee has turned down a request by the club’s interim leadership to step down pending the hiring of substantive officers.
In a letter addressed to the club’s acting chief executive officer (CEO) Chauncy Gondwe, who is also the club board’s legal adviser, the committee says the management team’s decision was not sanctioned.
The letter signed by committee’s chairperson Phillip Nyamali reads in part: “I wish to advise that at its meeting held on October 19 to which counsel Chauncy Gondwe, the club’s acting CEO, was in attendance, the football management and development committee resolved that your request to immediately bow out was not sanctioned until the same is given by the club’s board at its next meeting
“You are, therefore, urged to continue your duties until such time that you will be advised otherwise. Let us set aside and ignore any personal vendetta around and within us and uphold our team motto and vision.”
But in an interview yesterday, Gondwe said the committee’s decision is not binding.
He said: “It is just a recommendation by the committee, but the determination will have to be made by the board.”
The interim management team, which comprises Gondwe, finance manager Adelaide Migogo, administration manager Limbani Magomero and public relations manager Ernest Maganga wrote the committee informing it that they would bow out immediately after the TNM Super League games.
But Gondwe said the move was in line with the board’s resolution that they would work in an interim capacity until the end of the season.
“It was just a normal communication in a company. It was about mandate closure,” he said.