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Sports Perspective: Three hopeless football clubs

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There are unfortunate reports emerging from the country’s so-called big clubs; Big Bullets, Be Forward Wanderers and Lilongwe-based Silver Strikers.

In Bullets camp, reports indicate that there are two camps, one loyal to incumbent chairperson Sam Chilunga while the other leans towards his vice Sidik Malinga.

In Nomads there are underground motives to remove incumbent chairperson George Chamangwana and his committee, and the trustees were expected to meet supporters yesterday as we went to press to iron out some of the grievances ahead of the forthcoming elections.

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In Lilongwe, there are reports that Silver senior players have revolted against the chairperson Oscar Mabulekesi, claiming they are not impressed with his management style and they need more perks.

Much as I appreciate that in a democracy people are supposed to have divergent views, but I feel there is need to do this cautiously.

Bullets cannot afford to start in-fighting when they have just landed a whopping sponsorship from a cigarette manufacturing company, Nyasa. Wanderers also landed a lucrative deal with a Japanase firm Be Forward Limited last year.

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It does not require rocket science to know that no firm would invest its money in an unstable organisation, and such wrangles could be disastrous to the clubs.

It is absurd that a team that has stayed for over a decade without sponsorship, like Bullets starts behaving funny when all is rosy. This smacks of greed. Chilunga needs to be strong and nick this unbecoming behaviour in the bud. That chaos should not become part of the DNA of Bullets.

We all know that Bullets have been leaderless for the past two or so years, operating on autopilot and for them to rope in Chilunga when the club was swimming in piles of debts arising from usury (katapila) was a greatest miracle.

He can best be described as a young poor man who overcomes his challenges, defies insurmountable odds for the team to survive.

For the so-called Silver senior players, they should not even waste our space, time and ink. These are the players that have failed to achieve anything in the just-ended season and why should they demand for more perks and create problems?

Mabulekesi should not tolerate their wayward behaviour but fire them. After all, they are excess luggage for the team.

Silver needs new and energetic blood to reclaim its lost glory not those old tired legs that finished outside the paid up ranks in the Super League for two consecutive seasons and failed to win silverware.

And, finally, Wanderers is a club that believes in old recycled administrators who have nothing to offer apart from heart-breaking management style. They make us believe that that they are the best when, in fact, they are useless.

Change is good but not all change brings positive results.

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