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Fadwique Matemba U-turns on Wanderers board role

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Chancy Gondwe

Mighty Wanderers official Fadwique Matemba has rescinded his decision to turn down his appointment to the post of technical manager.

Matemba, who was general secretary in the recently dissolved committee, said he has decided to accept the new role following pressure from some supporters and players.

“I had indeed declined the new position but some quarters within the club’s setup believe I can still contribute and add value to the club’s success. I have therefore communicated to the club that I will take up the new role,” he said.

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Matemba said differences which had compelled him to reject the post had been ironed out.

“The team has to move forward. We need to be united to achieve what we want. At the time of our taking over running of the club, there were numerous problems and we worked hard to sort them out.

“I personally valued motivation of our players. This is why I introduced Man-of-the-Match awards where outstanding players in different games would get K50,000 from my pocket,” he said.

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Wanderers Chief Executive Officer Chancy Gondwe who was chairperson of the dissolved committee, said he could not competently comment on the matter.

“I cannot competently comment on this matter as it was referred to the board through the board secretary. Those issues are within the ambit of the board and not management,” Gondwe said.

On Tuesday, the board’s acting secretary Humphrey Mvula indicated that Matemba had rejected his post.

Mvula could not pick our calls to comment on the development.

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