Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) vice-chairperson Trouble Kalua has quit his position with immediate effect.
According to the resignation letter dated January 12, Kalua states that he has accomplished what he set out to achieve, hence the decision to give others a chance.
“To begin with, I believe that I have successfully served the SRFA and have achieved all the goals that I set out to achieve with the SRFA such that it is only right and proper that I move on to other duties.
“It is on the basis of the foregoing that I feel compelled to resign. I am extremely proud of the work that I have been able to do for the SRFA up to this point in time.
“I believe I have played a small part in laying down the foundation upon which the SRFA can hopefully build on for the future.
“I wish to express my gratitude to everyone who rendered me their support during my time as chairperson of the SRFL and subsequently as vice-chairperson of the SRFA. I make this decision honestly believing that it is in the best interests of football,” Kalua resignation letter reads in part.
SRFA chairperson Raphael Humba confirmed having received the resignation letter.
“We have received the resignation letter, but we will meet this weekend where the committee will come up with a response,” Humba said on Thursday.
Kalua gives credits himself for securing a three-year K5 million sponsorship for the league from former President Bingu wa Mutharika, re-opening of the BAT Ground for use by the league and harmonising the league’s football calendar with that of Football Association of Malawi.
Kalua was elected chairperson of the Sothern Region Football League (SRFL) in 2011.
In November 2014, he was elected vice-chairperson of the SRFA following the merger of the SRFL and the Southern Region Football Committee (SRFC) into SRFA. n