TNM Super League sleeping giants, Silver Strikers, have co-opted Bernard Mkhwimba as the club’s new general secretary, replacing Mike Tembo, who was fired early this year.
The club has also co-opted business person, Goodall Chinjoka, as the new vice-chairperson, taking over from Oscar Mabulekesi (now the chairperson).
Mkhwimba once served as the club’s treasurer three seasons ago. The new development means, Fred Kalonga is now back to his position as the club’s treasurer after acting as the general secretary for over five months.
The new committee will be in office for a season before the elections in 2017.
Silver vice- general secretary, Madalitso Mazombwe, yesterday confirmed the new development.
“We agreed to co-opt the two members to fill the vacant positions until fresh elections are held in 2017. We believe that the new members will help the club together with us to motivate the players as we are aiming to win more trophies next season,” Mazombwe said.
Mkhwimba confirmed that he was briefed about the issue, but said he was yet to receive official communication from club.
“One of the executive committee members informed me that they have proposed my name. I am ready to take up the challenge because I love the team,” Mkhwimba said.
Among other things, Mkhwimba said he would embark on recruiting new players for the team after a difficult campaign this season.
“I have noted that the team has struggled this season because lost some key players and we need to work on rebuilding a TNM Super League title winning squad,” he said.
The Central Bankers have endured a difficult season failing to defend the Standard Bank Cup and performing poorly in the TNM Super League.
Silver are third on the log table with 42 points from 26 games.
A vibrant writer who gives a great insight on hot topics and issues