It is disheartening to realise, as expected, the disturbances in Big Bullets have crossed the borders and are now affecting the well-being of other football institutions, namely the Super League of Malawi (Sulom). Where I come from, there is a saying that ‘nkhuyu zodya mwana zimapota wamkulu’ (literally meaning that a problem caused by a child affects the parent). The problem at hand is Sulom’s refusal to endorse Bullets’ leadership change. Sulom wants to be informed in writing that Harold Fote is no longer BB’s general secretary, but the club’s trustees seem to wonder what Sulom is up to because it was already informed the same through trustees’ general secretary Jim Kalua. The inside story says Kalua wrote an email to Sulom about the leadership change at BB, a claim Sulom disputes on grounds that it did not receive the said email, which BB trustees chairperson claimed to have been copied. My humble question is: Who is fooling who? Neither Sulom nor BB trustees, but the new media called e-mail, which, unfortunately, our football administrators seem to have embraced as the tool for communication, really! Probably, I am still living in the past, but surely I find using email to communicate matters of importance unreliable and a sure scapegoat for bad administrators.
–Come on, move one and shame the evils–
Given that the current Super League of Malawi (Sulom) leadership comprises people that know well about the kuthyola khobwe syndrome that has denied Malawi football growth over the year, I am not sure if I should commend Sulom for instituting an investigation into how money gets stolen at the stadiums. Rather than wasting time finding out what they already know, I would have expected Sulom to quickly move in and shame the devils by sealing the loopholes in the ticket management system. Surely, that only requires instituting foolproof measures. These investigations, that in Malawi often take forever to bear fruit, are not really worth the trouble. Take it as my honest humble view.