Some disgruntled Silver Strikers supporters have asked the team’s board of trustees to nullify results of elections that were held last Sunday at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe.
The supporters have since called for new elections, saying procedures were flouted.
A member of the board of trustees Chiku Kalilombe confirmed receiving the letter on Wednesday.
“I received the letter on behalf of our chairperson [Kelvin M’mangisa] and I delivered it to him. Call him for comment. I cannot say anything, he is our chair,” he said.
However, M’mangisa’s phone went unanswered despite several attempts.
The letter dated April 22, was signed by 11 supporters.
“We were informed during the meeting at Silver Stadium that voting system will be through zones, and that only senior players were supposed to vote. To our surprise, 18 players voted from the main team, instead of five.
“We do not recognise youth teams as eligible voters, as they have never done before and yet 36 players from the youth teams voted. We, therefore, feel the players influenced the election results as their number is almost half the total number of voters. With these regularities, we, therefore, ask your board to nullify the results and ask for new elections,” reads the letter.
Some of the members, who singed the letter, include Alex Major and Hardwell Kachibekete.
Both Major and Kachibekete lost positions of vice general secretary and Chairman of supporters to Madalitso Mazombwe and Paul Zoyipa respectively.