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Simon Sikwese spits fire

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HEADING THE SHIP—Sikwese

Under-fire Be Forward Wanderers Chairperson Simon Sikwese has come out of the cocoon, saying he was ready to step down following criticism from a section of the team’s fans.

Sikwese alongside Wanderers General Secretary Victor Maunde and members of the coaching panel were under verbal attack on Sunday after Wanderers lost 1-0 to Mafco, who went on to the top of the TNM Super League table.

Some supporters held a meeting at Kamuzu Stadium before escorting the team to Wanderers Club House where they demanded a report following the team’s poor start.

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Sikwese said he could not work with hooligans having been forced to vie for the seat following lack of aspirants when the team went to polls.

“I am going to make my final decision on whether to step down or not. I think I am not ready to work with these hooligans [names withheld] anymore.

“If they say I have failed let it be. Remember I never wanted to come back to polls.

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“I am going to make my final decision on whether to step down or not. I think I am not ready to work with these hooligans [names withheld] anymore.

“If they say I have failed let it be. Remember I never wanted to come back to the club but they pleaded with me. So I will communicate my stand in the course of the week,” he said.

A heated verbal tirade erupted at Wanderers Club House forcing the club’s captain Alfred Manyozo Jr to challenge the supporters to play for the team.

This happened when Manyozo was trying to apologe to the supporters following dismal performance.

Manyozo Monday issued an apology following his reaction.

Wanderers are on position 10 with six points from five games.

Meanwhile, Wanderers Supporters Committee Chairperson Mervin Nkunika has said they have called for an emergency meeting to be held on Thursday to iron out some the problems.

“Enough is enough. We will meet members of the technical panel on Tuesday [today] and we will proceed with another meeting on Wednesday [tomorrow] with all the supporters. Finally we will meet the executive committee on Thursday to map the way forward.

“We feel some executive committee members have problems. They have not been availing themselves of the team while the technical panel has also lost direction,” he said.

Maunde, while acknowledging the need to meet as a family, denied being approached by the supporters body over the Thursday meeting.

“With the current situation, meeting over these issues is a welcome development. Let us not blow the issue out of hand now. If you can look at recent results from other big teams we are not that,” he said.

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