Kanyenda, Mpinganjira mull over Wanderers comeback


Former Be Forward Wanderers general secretaries Chipiliro Mpinganjira and David Kanyenda are pondering on contesting during the club’s executive committee elections scheduled for February 6.

Two months ago some frustrated supporters sacked the executive committee and imposed Mpinganjira as interim chairperson following the team’s string of poor results in the TNM Super League.

Still consulting: Kanyenda
Still consulting: Kanyenda

However, the George Chamangwana-led committee was reinstated after the intervention of the Super League of Malawi (Sulom).

Speaking in an interview yesterday, Mpinganjira said he was undecided on whether to contest or not.

“Right now I am still consulting my fans and other club officials. I think after a week or so, I will declare my stand,” he said.

Mpinganjira said the supporters’ decision to appoint him as interim chairperson did not automatically mean that he would vie for a position during the elections.

He defended the move, saying it was meant to bring sanity into a club that was struggling to win matches.

“They pushed me in because everything at the club they love was going on badly,” he said.

“The supporters were looking at me as someone to redeem it.”

On his part, Kanyenda also said he was contemplating seeking a position.

“I am now consulting the outgoing committee as well as the supporters if there is a need for my return into administration,” he said.

“If I decide to contest, I will also have to decide on which position I can serve the club better.”

In the meantime, the outgoing chairperson Chamangwana and general secretary Mike Butao have expressed interest to seek re-election.

The outgoing committee is being backed by the Wanderers’ Board of Trustees member Rashid Gaffer, who said the current leadership deserves another term after securing sponsorship from Japanese car dealer Be Forward valued at over K100 million per season. n

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