TNM Super League side Masters Security FC owner Alfred Gangata has disbanded the club, citing poor results.
Popularly known as Migwanya, Masters currently anchor the 16-team league with 17 points from 24 matches.
He first announced his decision to disband the team soon after Saturday’s league match against Civil Sporting Club at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe which they lost 1-2.
One of the senior players confirmed the development in an interview yesterday, saying: “Soon after the match, he stormed into our dressing room and told us that he has stopped sponsoring the team due to poor results.
“Actually, he went on to tell us that we can go elsewhere. As players, we did not react, but we plan to take it up further with him because the club owes us outstanding dues.
“If he was serious, then he has to tell us how the issue of our dues will be handled.”
Gangata was not available for comment, but he confirmed his decision in an interview with Times Radio yesterday morning.
However, in the interview, he said he was stopping sponsoring the team “because a certain man bewitched the team to be losing matches and I cannot be wasting money on a side that is not bringing results”.
He also said the club will be forfeiting points in their remaining matches.
Masters have been struggling financially and they were recently fined K1.5 million for failing to fulfil their league fixture against Mzuni FC. However, Sulom president Tiya Somba-Banda said they are yet to get official communication from the club.