Mighty Wanderers players have called for a meeting with the newly appointed interim committee to iron out contractual and welfare issues.
The future of some Wanderers players, including goalkeeper William Thole and defender Peter Cholopi, hangs in the balance as their contract is about to end.
Nomads skipper Alfred Manyozo Jr said the players wanted to have an audience with the chairperson where a father-son talk would take place.
“The chairperson [counsel Chancy Gondwe] being an Adventist might not be able to be with us on Saturdays as he put it. But we want to request him not to completely stay away from us. He should [players]. It is our hope things will continue as they have started. It appears the executive has started on a good note,” he said. find time to check on us
Wanderers General Secretary Fadweck Matemba said the interim committee would hold its first executive meeting this week to discuss players’ welfare and commercialisation process.
“The welfare of our players is our priority because, if the players are motivated and well supported, results will be easy to come by. What we want is to try and build a strong team that is able to fight for honours. We can only achieve that by supporting both the coaching panel and the players. So, we should be meeting any day this week to discuss all the burning issues concerning the club,” he said.
Wanderers supporters have set up an interim committee headed by Gondwe but the new leadership faces a daunting task to clear debts, and also find a permanent solution to sponsorship woes.
Registration of the team into a limited company is one of the key issues that will be discussed.
During the unveiling of the interim committee, Gondwe said his primary goal was to have the team registered into a private company.
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