Nyasa Big Bullets board of directors will determine if it is necessary to accommodate a supporter’s committee chairperson from other regions.
Bullets’ supporters committee chairperson has always been from Southern Region- and in particular Blantyre City.
Bullets supporters General Secretary Mavuto Chibambo said they were yet to be directed on the issue as Bullets was now a commercial entity.
“Everything will be decided by the board whether to change the system or continue with the current arrangement whereby only those from the team’s strong base were eligible to vie for the position,” he said.
Chibambo said according to the present arrangement the club’s supporters committee chairperson automatically sits in Bullets’ board as a representative for the fans.
Bullets Chief Administration Officer Albert Chigoga said their constitution was silent on the matter as it did not specify where the supporters committee chairperson should come from therefore supporters from other regions should be considered for the post.
“Our constitution does not say that only Blantyre based supporters should compete for the post of a chairperson. Nevertheless, we will advise the supporters whatever the board decides,” he said.
Lilongwe based Bullets top fan Austin Kasito urged the team’s board to consider changing the system even though it was a tradition to have a chairperson from Bullets’ base.
“In the past we opted to choose a chairperson from our stronghold so as not to miss developments happening at the club. But things have changed now as we can utilise technology to interact and follow daily developments at the club. We ask the board to review the constitution to resolve the matter reasonably,” he said.
Bullets supporters will likely to go to polls in February next year as the four year mandate for the current committee is set to expire in December.
The supporters committee chairperson Stone Mwamadi recently announced plans not seek re-election having been elected in February 2016.