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‘Wanderers not under Thomson Mpinjanjira’

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Cash-strapped Mighty Wanderers have dismissed reports that the club’s former president Thomson Mpinganjira has accepted the proposal to take over the team.

Reports were rife this week that Mpinganjira had accepted the proposal despite resigning from his position as chairman three months ago.

However, Wanderers Board of Directors Secretary Humphreys Mvula refused to confirm the development.

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“It is not true. The club will communicate when there is something new,” Mvula said in a brief interview on Thursday night.

A section of Wanderers fans approached Mpinganjira to take ownership of the club last year.

However, efforts to talk to Mpinganjira proved futile Friday.

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The Nomads have been going through financial problems after parting ways with Japanese car dealers Be Forward Limited in December 2020.

Since then, the business magnate has been supporting the club using his personal resources.

In February last year, Mpinganjira, a long-time Nomads fan, paid K20.2 million to carter for salaries for the players for a period of four months.

Wanderers board is expected to meet today in Blantyre where, among other things, will discuss the future of the club.

Wanderers Public Affairs Manager Ernest Maganga confirmed that the meeting will take place today.

“I am on my way to Blantyre for the meeting on Saturday,” he said.

Chairpersons of the board’s subcommittees also met on Monday to prepare for the new season. During the meeting, the chairpersons agreed that preparations should be given priority.

Additionally, they also adopted technical review report which was prepared by independent consultant.

Former Flames midfielder Peterkins Kayira advised the Nomads to put their house in order.

“The divisions are a recipe for disaster. The club needs strong leadership,” Kayira said.

Wanderers have gone two consecutive years without winning any silverware.

In addition, they have gone five consecutive years without winning the TNM Super League.

Due to poor performance in two consecutive years, Wanderers are likely to make changes to the technical panel. Former Chitipa United coach Alex Ngwira is a favourite to replace the club’s legend Bob Mpinganjira.

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