Misunderstandings within the team’s leadership and differences between the executive committee and a section of the supporters committee are some of the problems threatening to cripple operations at Mighty Wanderers FC.
The revelation comes in light of violent scenes that erupted after Saturday’s TNM Super League defeat to Blue Eagles.
The club’s board of trustees has since said it will call for an emergency meeting within the week.
Trustees’ vice-chairperson James Chuma said they were not happy with Saturday’s ugly scenes. They apologised to victims of the incident, Sulom and the entire football fraternity.
“We are also not happy with the internal squabbles that have been happening behind the scenes,” said Chuma.
He said the meeting will involve the executive committee, supporters committee and players.
Meanwhile, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) general secretary Williams Banda has said reports from the match commissioner and security personnel will determine the course of action on perpetrators of the violence.
Rowdy Mighty Wanderers fans through objects on the pitch in the 79th minute in reaction to referee Fransico Svola’s red-carding of Nomads goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa. Wanderers lost the TNM Super League match 2-1.
The final whistle sparked an intense stone-throwing orgy with the referees being whisked to safety in a vehicle.
In post-match interview, Eagles coach Derklerk Msakakuona chose to comment about his charges who, as of Saturday, remained top on 16 points.
“It was unfortunate that the fans do not understand the rules. As for officiation, I am a coach, that is the jurisdiction of the referees,” said Msakakuona.
The Sulom GS could not specify the penalties perpetrators risk, save for noting that they could be fined, banned or pay for damages.