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Victor Maunde faces Steve Madeira

ONCE A NOMAD ALWAYS ONE—Madeira

Battle lines have been drawn at Be Forward Wanderers where Team Manager, Victor Maunde, has thrown his hat into the ring for a potential nail-biting contest against his predecessor, Steve Madeira, for the post of general secretary during elections scheduled for next month.

Madeira was the first to announce his intention to vie for the post which was unceremoniously vacated by Mike Butao under controversial circumstances last year.

Announcing his candidature for the position, Maunde said time has come for him to serve the club in a more demanding role.

The team manager said he had garnered enough experience to deliver as general secretary after also serving the club as an executive committee member for four years.

“I now know the club inside out after serving it as an executive member and a team manager. I take this as a challenge. Wanderers need someone who knows the systems that have kept the club going for many years.

“I am determined to serve Wanderers and take the team to another level. I have the capability to turn the club into the successful entity that every supporter wants it to be,” Maunde said.

Wanderers appointed Maunde as team manager in 2019 following the resignation of Madeira following pressure by a section of the team’s supporters.

After leaving Lali Lubani Road, Madeira joined Dowa-based Mlatho Mponela as chief executive officer but returned to Blantyre after the TNM Super League rookies were relegated.

The Nomads will elect new office bearers following the expiry of the current committee’s two-year mandate.

Dates for the polls are yet to be released but Wanderers Chairperson, Gift Mkandawire, is on record to have said that they would take place early next month ahead of the new season which kicks off in March.

Contestants for other positions have not come out to announce their candidature.

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