Some Mighty Be Forward Wanderers supporters have moved swiftly to stop the club’s executive committee from selling the team’s bus.
Wanderers Supporters Chairperson Mervin Nkunika said selling the bus was not a solution to the club’s economic woes.
“I met the main executive committee chairperson Simon Sikwese following concerns from some supporters. We had a fruitful and brotherly talk. He understood me.
“Some quarters think that the leadership will benefit after selling the bus. I did not want people to tarnish the image of our chairman when his intentions are purely on bailing out the team from financial mess. So the bus will not be sold,” he said.
Sikwese feared football politics was at play at Wanderers.
“It is a tricky situation. I know people do not understand the ignited interest. Why should we live a luxurious life, having a big bus when our players are starving?
“There is a lot of football politics in the whole issue. Many think the money might end up in other people’s pockets so the bus is there, at least for now. We have a situation to solve, we are all working hard behind the scenes to make sure that our players get paid soon,” he said.
Nomads and rivals Nyasa Big Bullets got a bus each from former head of state Peter Mutharika.
Wanderers owe their players K12 million for two months arrears.
The Sikwese led-administration also inherited a debt of over K75 million following Wanderers’ unsuccessful participation in Caf Champions League in 2017/18.
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