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Nomads wrangles could risk Be Forward sponsorship

Be Forward Wanderers trustees have warned warring factions within the club to tread carefully as the on-going wrangles could jeopardise the team’s sponsorship from Japanese firm, Be Forward Limited.

A member of the trustees, Patrick Jumbe, made the call following reports that Wanderers’ main and supporters executive committees have been replaced following a string of poor results in the TNM Super League.

Among others the disgruntled supporters want the team’s former general secretary, Chipiliro Mpinganjira, to be the chairman at the expense of George Chamangwana.

Jumbe said Wanderers are expected to begin long-term contractual discussions with Be Forward next month and any silly mistake could affect the process.

“We need to act with sober minds otherwise we can compromise long-term contract discussions,” he said.

Jumbe said it was unconstitutional for disgruntled supporters to replace the current committee with an interim our.

“We all know that Wanderers is doing badly. However, it is wrong for supporters to name an interim committee just like that. Maybe if they had asked for an extra-ordinary general meeting it would have made sense. In this case, it can’t make sense because all members are active,” he said.

Jumbe said unless otherwise, Wanderers will hold elections in March next year.

“The best way to deal with the problem was for the zonal committee’s to air out their grievances officially to the trustees. We could have picked it up and make necessary recommendations,” he said.

Wanderers are seventh on table with 23 points from 22 games. On Saturday, Wanderers twice came from behind to force a two-all draw against Blue Eagles at Kamuzu Stadium. The match summed up a miserable weekend for Wanderers.

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