Mighty Wanderers vice-chairperson Francis Shaba has resigned.
In an interview on Tuesday, Shaba confirmed his resignation saying his tenure ended on Saturday and he thought it wise to leave the stage.
â€œI was elected in 2010 and was mandated to serve for two years. The current executive committeeâ€™s term ended on Saturday, that was when I resigned. When your time expires, the normal thing to do is to step down. I have already communicated to the executive committee,â€ said Shaba.
He said he will not seek re-election at the next Wanderers annual general meeting (AGM).
â€œI think I have done my part in serving Wanderers. Others should do their part too. I will remain a Mighty Wanderers FC supporter,â€ said Shaba.
Wanderers general secretary David Kanyenda confirmed Shabaâ€™s resignation, but said he did it informally.
â€œI was communicated of his resignation by the chairperson (Gift Mkandawire). Mr Shaba sent him a text message informing him of his resignation. It is kind of an informal communication. We have no problems with him. It is his decision,â€ said Kanyenda.
While acknowledging that their term of office has expired, Kanyenda said they are yet to discuss the date for the next elections.
â€œOur focus now is to make sure the team continues winning its games. The issue of the AGM has not been discussed yet,â€ said Kanyenda.
The clubâ€™s supporters committee chairperson Yona Malunga expressed dismay and shock at Shabaâ€™s resignation.
â€œHe (Shaba) was a person who contributed a lot towards the welfare of the club. I am shocked at his resignation. We were together in Balaka last Saturday, but he did not say anything. We will try to persuade him to seek re-election,â€ said Malunga in a telephone interview from Blantyre on Tuesday.
He said they will hold a meeting this week with the executive committee to discuss the issue of elections.
â€œIt is true that the current executiveâ€™s term of office has expired and there is indeed urgent need to hold an AGM and plan for elections. We are meeting the executive committee on this issue this week,â€ he said.