Super League of Malawi (Sulom) says Mighty Wanderers FC need to fulfil some legal requirements for the club’s name change to be effected.
Sulom general secretary (GS) Williams Banda was reacting to letters which the Nomads have written to Sulom and Football Association of Malawi about the restructuring exercise they have gone through.
But in an interview yesterday, the Sulom GS said: “It is only once they have fulfilled the legal requirements that the league can effect change of name. It is contained in the regulations.”
The letter from Wanderers to Sulom, signed by the club’s acting administration manager Limbani Magomero, reads in part: “Please note that Mighty Wanderers Football Club has now gone through restructuring and is now owned by Mighty Wanderers 2021 Limited.
“In this view, the team is no longer called Be Forward Wanderers.”
The letter also states that management of the team has since changed from an executive committee to a management team and it includes Chancy Gondwe as acting chief executive officer, Adelaide Migogo as acting finance manager and Dokani Ngwira as acting commercial manager while the position of acting technical manager is yet to be filled.
“All official correspondence to and from the team will now be from the chief executive officer on policy issues, administration manager on administrative issues and public relations manager for general information,” the letter further reads.
As part of the transformation process, the Nomads set up a board of directors which will be chaired by business mogul and philanthropist Thom Mpiganjira, who is also the club’s president.
The restructuring of the Blantyre-based outfit from a community team to a limited liability company a fortnight ago marked a new chapter for the Lali Lubani road outfit which has been existence since 1962 and boasts of being the oldest club in the land.