Mighty Wanderers Central Region supporters committee chairperson Eric Nkhoma claims that his entire committee has stepped down with immediate effect.
Speaking in an interview from the capital, Lilongwe on Sunday evening, Nkhoma accused the team’s leadership of sidelining them in the operations of the club.
He said the decision was made at a meeting which he chaired. Others in attendance included the committee’s secretary Juma Saidi and treasurer Bosco Talo.
“The entire Wanderers supporters committee in the Central Region has stepped down because we are not happy with the conduct of both the executive and main supporters committee who continue to sideline us on the operations of the club which we find to be very unfortunate.
“So, the club’s leadership should come here to conduct fresh elections at the time they deem necessary,” said Nkhoma.
Asked if they have officially communicated the decision to the club’s leadership, Nkhoma said: “We’ll do that after a meeting with our members scheduled for Wednesday at Lilongwe Community Centre ground.”
Among other things, Nkhoma accused the team’s leadership of ignoring Central Region supporters when making crucial decisions affecting the club.
“For instance, just last week, they called for a supporters meeting in Blantyre and they deliberately ignored us. They did not bother to send us a formal invitation.
“And since they do not recognise us as being part of the club, we have thought it wise to step aside,” said Nkhoma.
However, another Central Region fan Major Maulana who is based in Nkhotakota said the CR committee has no basis for its decision.
“If at all the committee had concerns then they should have travelled to Blantyre to attend the meeting that was called for by the team’s leadership.
“Otherwise I do not see the reason why they should blow the issue out of proportion,” said Maulana.
Nomads general secretary David Kanyenda and main supporters committee chairperson Yona Malunga expressed ignorance on the matter.
Said Kanyenda: “I am hearing it from you, its news to me because if they have indeed resigned, then they have not yet officially communicated to us”.
On his part, Malunga expressed surprise with Nkhoma’s claims.
“The meeting that we had last week was open to all our supporters and if our Central Region Committee wanted to attend then they would have come,” said Malunga.
The decision by the club’s Central Region supporters committee comes in the wake of reports that a section of the fans in Blantyre are not happy with the decision that the supporters committee should not hold elections ahead of the new season.
A meeting involving the club’s supporters held at Wanderers Club last Wednesday proposed that for the sake of continuity, the club should not have elections for both the executive and supporters committees.