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Mighty Wanderers supporters to set up interim committee

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Mervin Nkunika

After operating without an executive committee for almost two weeks, Mighty Wanderers supporters are dating former officials in their quest to set up an interim committee to turn around the team’s fortunes.

Wanderers Supporters Chairperson Mervin Nkunika was confident their plan would produce positive results.

“By the end of this week we should have an executive committee or an interim one. It will be premature to list the names of former and current officials we have courted.

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“Last week, we saw well-wishers coming to our rescue. Imagine an individual contributed K2 million for our trip to Mzuzu. It shows that we have some Wanderers die-hards out there that are willing to serve and assist the team,” he said.

Nkunika said they expected to set an interim committee to oversee the commercialisation of the side.

“We need an executive committee, whether interim or not, for us to turn commercial,” he said.

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The development comes after sources indicated that Chairperson Simon Sikwese did not officially tender his resignation.

Sikwese announced his resignation after growing frustrated with supporters’ interference but, Tuesday, he refused to comment on issues to do with Wanderers.

However, Wanderers Vice Chairperson Chris Kananji said they had gone on break following advice from the supporters committee.

“Firstly, let me clarify that the Chairperson [Sikwese] did not resign but he made those remarks because he was frustrated. We have been in touch with him and we will return once the supporters recall us. Otherwise, it was nice seeing supporters running the show and securing funding for the Mzuzu trip,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sulom President Tiya Somba- Banda called for ceasefire.

“We are in touch with the Exco that is still available, including the supporters committee, and our advice is to continue operating within the stipulated statutes of the club. The governance structures should be adhered to and the drive to commercialise the club should not be hindered by current events as the club has loads of potential,” he said.

The Nomads returned from Mzuzu with three points, having defeated Ekwendeni Hammers 2-1 on Saturday before losing to Moyale Barracks 1-0 on Sunday.

The Lali Lubani Road outfit is without a sponsor after parting ways with Japanese second-hand-car dealers, Be Forward Limited, on December 31 last year.

Recently, business mogul Thom Mpinganjira donated about K20 million to cater for four-month salary for players and coaches.

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