Well known Nyasa Big Bullets supporter Beleti ‘Billy One’ Sevele has expressed interest to contest for the post of chairperson when the supporters goes to polls in February next year.
“I have consulted all the zones and they have given me a go ahead to contest. The current supporters committee has failed so we want to bring back the team’s lost glory,” he said.
According to reports Shammy Nkhunda will contest for the position of General Secretary for the supporters committee.
Sevele was once slapped with a three year ban from watching football after roughing up the then Ministry of Sports Principal Secretary Sam Madula.
However, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) pardoned Sevele following his good conduct last year. The same year he openly criticised Fam leadership ahead of December 14 polls.
The development comes after some top officials in the main Bullets supporters committee disclosed that they will not seek re-election as the current’s committee’s tenure expires in December this year.
Both main suppor ter s committee Chairperson Stone Mwamadi and his General Secretary Mabvuto Chibambo confirmed the development in an interview on Friday.
“I have done my part and let others take over from me. I want to concentrate on my small businesses. I will leave a happy person although we did not achieve everything we planned,” Mwamadi.
By virtue of being chairperson of the main supporters committee, Mwamadi was appointed as Director of Supporters in Bullets board whereas Chibambo is a member in the team’s Council.
On his part, Chibambo also indicated that it was time to give others a chance.
“I think it is time to leave the stage. The team has several capable people so we should not cling to positions. But during our time, we brought sanity at Bullets and we were also dominant in the league,” he added.
Bullets Chief Executive Officer Escort Chinula was not available for his comment.
Bullets appoint supporter’s chairperson into the club’s board and also select a number of supporters into the Council. However, it is not clear if the winner of the February’s polls will automatically be in the club’s board.