Nyasa Big Bullets have fired their accountant Jeremiah Mwagomba for attempting to defraud the team of gate collections amounting to K750,000.
The incident happened during Bullets’ TNM Super League match against Mighty Wakawaka Tigers on May 28.
Bullets Chief Executive Officer Suzgo Nyirenda said Mwagomba was summoned for a disciplinary hearing where he allegedly pleaded guilty.
“We followed all the required procedures in line with our Human Resources Manual as well as the Labour Act. We investigated the matter and Mr Mwagomba admitted wrongdoing.
“Consequently, a summary dismissal was effected and we have started the process of hunting for a new accountant. We are doing all this in line with Club Licencing requirements,” Nyirenda said.
Mwagomba declined to comment on the matter, saying he was driving.
“I can’t comment on this matter now because I am on the road. I am driving to Lilongwe. Once I arrive, I will get back to you,” he promised.
However, he had not called by the time we went to press.
A whistle blower reported to Super League of Malawi and Bullets that Mwagomba had called the gate management firm, asking that the final amount be under-declared so that he pockets the K750,000.
Meanwhile, Bullets have advertised the post to enable at its offices in Blantyre.
The move comes about seven weeks after the incident was brought to light.
According to the advertisement, Bullets intend to hire a qualified person with proven hands-on accounting knowledge and experience to fill the position.
It states that the accountant shall be expected to prepare monthly financial reports covering balance sheet, profit and loss, management reports and cash flow statements.
“Preparation and processing of monthly payroll, together with associated analysis and reconciliations including gate proceeds,” part of the advertisement reads.
Bullets want the position to go to a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy or Finance holder with a professional qualification in accounting.