Wanderers inch closer to registration

Gift Mkandawire

Mighty Wanderers have taken a bold step towards registration of the club as a limited company despite some sections opposing the move.

The Nomads held a meeting over the weekend strategising on what steps to take to turn around the team’s fortunes after losing Be Forward Limited’s sponsorship following the expiry of contract on December 31 last year.

A member of the taskforce, Gift Mkandawire, confirmed the development, saying the process was at advanced stage.


“We made progress indeed. We tried to clarify on the misunderstandings and we are almost on the same page with executive committee and supporters,” said Mkandawire, who is the club’s former chairperson.

Some members of the taskforce, which is headed by the club’s chairperson Simon Sikwese, executive committee and main supporters executive committee attended the meeting.

But while some members are working hard to save the club from disbanding, some sections are against the registration idea.


Divisions have rocked the club as some members of the executive committee have proposed that the board should have 15 members instead of three as proposed by the taskforce.

In a separate interview, Wanderers Vice Chairperson Christopher Kananji said the process would be finalised soon.

“We can no longer operate like as a village team in modern football. But we need to follow all the procedures before we complete the process. Divisions might be there but this will not stop us from registering the club,” Kananji said.

Reports suggest that some supporters are plotting to block the registration of the club as a limited company.

If the registration is completed, the current executive committee will relinquish powers.

The Nomads set up a special taskforce to facilitate the process of registration.

Some members of the taskforce include former General Secretary Mike Butao, Ernest Maganga, Humphrey Mvula, Harry Msiska, Dida Zingwangwa, Mike Missi, Melvin Nkunika and Dave Pemba.

Nomads rivals Nyasa Big Bullets also faced strong resistance from some sections of the team when Nyasa Manufacturing Company was completing the takeover of the club four years ago.

Silver Strikers also faced similar resistance before it was registered as a limited company last year.

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