Silver Strikers board chairperson Chiku Kalilombe has resigned from his position, citing his new assignment across the borders as the reason.
However, Kalilombe, who has been the Central Bankers’ board chairperson for a year and has been in the board since 2012, yesterday said it is painful to leave at a crucial time when Silver is intensifying theircommercialisation drive and in the process of hiring a new technical panel.
“I am taking up an assignment out of Malawi this month and, as such, I cannot ably continue discharging the duties effectively at Silver,” he said.
“It is painful to leave at such a crucial time. However, the commercialisation drive will not be affected since this route was a collective strategic direction agreed by the board members. I am optimistic this will progress effectively and I will be soothed once it succeeds.”
Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) spokesperson Mbane Ngwira, sponsors of Silver, commended Kalilombe for the good work he has done at the club over the years, saying they are hopeful of finding a suitable replacement.
“Silver Strikers FC is a registered company with a full board. Indeed a leader is vital in the achievement of the company’s objectives and as Reserve Bank, we commend the work that Mr. Kalilombe has done over the years,” he said.
“We also appreciate how he worked with his fellow board members! The vision of Silver as a company is embodied in all board members and one would rise to fill up the position left by Mr. Kalilombe. You may also wish to know that the term of office for the board chairperson is one year, but renewable.” Silver, who are the reigning Airtel Top 8 champions, finished fourth in the just-ended 2019 TNM Super League after tying on 53 points with third-placed Blue Eagles, who had superior goal difference. Nyasa Big Bullets defended the title with 70 points while Be Forward Wanderers finished second with 69 points.