By Bernard Mhone:
TNM Super League side, Mzuzu Warriors, formerly Mzuni FC, is scheduled to hold an elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) on January 25 in Mzuzu.
The club’s General Secretary, Donnex Chilonga, said delegates to the AGM are also expected to amend clauses in their constitution.
“It is only proper for us to go to the polls after changing our name. We encourage all soccer enthusiasts who have the potential and leadership skills to come and vie for various positions as the team is owned by the Mzuzu community,” Chilonga said.
He said positions to be contested for are in the supporters and executive committees, and the board of trustees.
“We would like to embrace people from all walks of life in the running of our great club. How we wish the entire Mzuzu came forward to contest for various positions in the club. This is a club that will be flying the city’s flag across the country,” Chilonga said.
The polls come at a time when the current leadership is yet to finish its two-year tenure but Chilonga said the team needed a fresh start after changing its name.
The General Secretary said they would release a statement, outlining requirements for aspirants to the positions in the club.
Football analyst, Bravo Chipelesa, said Warriors should also focus on door-to-door invitations to attract prominent and reputable individuals to the AGM.
Chipelesa said Warriors need people capable of negotiating sponsorship deals with companies and organisations to help the club realise its goals.
“Warriors are certainly panicking because they do not have time, considering that the 2020 season starts in April. It may not be possible to put everything in place before the season kicks off. But convening an AGM is a good idea. People of Mzuzu should show their love for the club by coming out to vie for various positions in the team,” Chipelesa said.
Warriors are scheduled to start preparations for the 2020 season in the first week of February.
The team announced the change of name on December 29 following an order from their former sponsors, Mzuzu University last season.
Warriors finished the season on position 12 with 32 points after battling relegation for the better part of the season.
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