- Yet to access Be Forward sponsorship funds
- Delay was on our part—GS
Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have disclosed that they are yet to access their K70 million (about $150 000) sponsorship from the Japanese car exporters because the club is still setting up structures to ensure transparency and accountability as agreed with the sponsor.
Nomads general secretary Mike Butao on Wednesday conceded that the delay to access the funds was on the part of the club and not the sponsor.
Wanderers were supposed to start accessing the funds early this month.
“We will start accessing the sponsorship this week backdated for January to cover January costs.
“We are employing an accountant to work hand-in-hand with the administrative officer at our secretariat [and] he should be starting work first week of February,” said Butao.
Asked if the delay had impacted on the club’s operations, Butao said: “Obviously, because we have salaries and allowances for January to settle. Our preparations for the new season have been greatly affected as well.”
He said the senior team will start preparations for the forthcoming season next Monday at Country Club Limbe (CCL) where new players are welcome for assessment.
Meanwhile, to rejuvenate the Lali Lubani Road outfit, Nomads have reshuffled their technical panel. Yasin Osman, who was the overall head, is now manager.
They have also engaged former Big Bullets coaches Elia Kananji and Eddingtone Ng’onamo as head coach and development and training manager respectively. Kannock Munde has reverted to his position as team manager with Tom Milanzi as his assistant.
Butao also said they are looking at bringing in a “mature goalkeeper trainer.”
Last season was one of the Nomads’ worst, finishing a distant eighth after spending the better part of the first-round at the basement of the table.