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Blue Eagles dissolve ex-co, go to polls today

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Struggling TNM Super League side Blue Eagles is scheduled to go to the polls this afternoon after dissolving its executive committee due to the team’s poor performance.

The elective general assembly will take place at the National Police Headquarters in Lilongwe as the policemen continue to institute measures aimed at rescuing their season.

The Alexander Ngwala-led committee has been forced out after three-and-a-half years. The club’s constitution gives the ex-co a four-year mandate.

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However, Malawi Police Service Director of Sports Audlow Makonyola said the committee’s term of office had expired.

“The committee was dissolved after its term of office expired. We are planning to hold the elections on Friday [today] to avoid disturbing operations of the club,” Makonyola said.

Ngwala, who replaced Richard Luhanga as the club’s boss, said he was seeking re-election.

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“I have unfinished business at the club, so I will vie for another term. I believe stakeholders at the club have trust in me and will give me another chance,” Ngwala said.

Ngwala, a police officer, is back in Lilongwe after being transferred to Blantyre last year.

Under Ngwala’s leadership, Eagles won the Airtel Top 8 Cup in 2018 after beating Nyasa Big Bullets 1-0 before lifting the Fisd Challenge Cup following a 4-2 post-match win over Kamuzu Barracks a year later.

But Eagles are enduring a miserable campaign this season following the departure of DeKlerk Msakakuona, who is Malawi Under-17 National Football Team Coach.

Eagles are on position 12 on the log table, just two points above the relegation zone, with 16 points from 16 matches.

Towards the start of the second round of the elite league, coach Gerald Phiri Senior was given a five-game ultimatum to turn the team’s fortunes around.

He is now remaining with three matches after losing 0-1 to Nyasa Big Bullets last weekend and winning 2-0 against Ekwendeni Hammers without kicking the ball after the Northern Region-based side failed to produce players’ identity cards about two weeks ago.

Other officials affected by the dissolution are general secretary Sydney Ching’oma and his vice Williams Nkhoma.

Joseph Kachapira and Charles Kadzidzi were the club’s treasurer and vice treasurer, respectively.

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