Silver Strikers FC board of trustees has retained Young Chimodzi as head coach while the rest of the technical panel will be appointed by the executive committee.
The board has been constituted by sponsors Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) Governor Dalitso Kabambe, who is the club’s patron.
Newly-elected board chairperson Chiku Kalilombe yesterday said the board has been constituted following the resignation of its chairperson Kelvin Mmangisa and another member MacDonald Mafuta Mwale.
“The board was constituted by the patron in consultation with a few other people on Friday and during the first meeting held on the same day, I was elected chairperson.
“It [the board] was also given authority to constitute an executive committee and that will be done tomorrow [today],” he said.
Kalilombe said the Central Bankers are expected to resume training this week in preparation for the 2019 season.
“As for the composition of the entire technical panel, that will be determined by the executive,” he said.
Kalilombe said among other things, the board has been tasked by the objectives of RBM to make Silver the best team in the land, produce national team material and also players that are good enough to make the grade in overseas leagues.
Apart from Kalilombe, two other board members—Rodrick Chattaika and Gaulphine Nyirenda—have been retained. The other members are Owen Chona, Mayamiko Mwinjilo, Edwin Mpeni, Willard Chakanika, Stevie Msambila, Aaron Mazgopa and Chimwemwe Kachingwe. The company secretary is Martin Kachikuni.
Last week, Kabambe summoned the board, executive and supporters committee to a consultative meeting following reports of disagreements within the club’s set-up.
The meeting led to the resignation of Mmangisa after the supporters committee leadership accused him and Mafuta Mwale of “bringing confusion and wrongly interfering in the club’s operations”.
The supporters’ chairperson King Malaya told The Nation in an interview that during the meeting, they petitioned the governor to dismiss the two trustees because they were dragging the club “backwards”.
In his reaction, Mmangisa said he resigned instantly and described the allegations levelled against them as politically motivated.
“What kind of interference are they talking about? I believe that we were very strict on ensuring that the finances of the club were not wasted. There is a culture in Malawi that when you stop bad tendencies, you are deemed the bad one,” he said.n