Be Forward Wanderers say they will meet this week to start processing ownership change of the Higger bus which they got from immediate past president Peter Mutharika.
The former president gave Nomads and their rivals Nyasa Big Bullets buses last Monday following a pledge he made a couple of days earlier.
In an interview yesterday, Wanderers chairperson Symon Sikwese said: “All we need to do is to ensure ownership so that it is in our custody.
“We just had a symbolic presentation last week and we are very thankful to the former president.
“We will be making a follow up on that this week and get bus to see how we are going to use it.”
He said apart from easing transport challenges, the bus will also be used for the club’s commercialisation drive.
Bullets chief administration officer Albert Chigoga on Friday said he needed to make a follow up on the ownership status.
He said: “I was not there when the [symbolic] handover was made, so I do not have the details on the status of the bus. I will need time to follow up with my colleagues that were there.”
A source confided in The Nation last week that the two buses were bought from Rashy Motors in Blantyre at K125 million each.
Former presidential press secretary Mgeme Kalilani said Mutharika bought the buses using his personal money.
But football analyst Humphrey Mvula urged the two teams to get bluebooks for the buses to confirm ownership.
He said: “The bluebooks of the buses should be in the names of the teams, only then can we say that they own the buses.”
Mvula also described the former president’s timing of buying the two buses as a calculated move to amass votes from their supporters in the presidential election which President Lazarus Chakwera, who was the torchbearer for Tonse Alliance, won.