Be Forward Wanderers fans have been warned sternly to refrain from acts of violence as the team elects its main executive during polls slated for Wanderers Club House in Chichiri, Blantyre Sunday.
There were ugly scenes last week during the supporters committee elections when some bouncers interfered by shoving some supporters who were lining up to vote for Sylvester Luka who was vying for the post of general secretary.
Following the fracas, Luka withdrew from the race to allow Samuel Mponda to retain the seat unopposed.
Wanderers’ administrator, Steven Palameza, said violence will not be tolerated and hooligans risk being arrested.
“I want to make it clear that those coming to the polls with bad intentions will be arrested and face the law. We have hired police and they have assured us maximum security,” he said.
During Sunday’s polls, Blantyre based businessman Simon Sikwese is expected to go unopposed on the post of chairman.
Wanderers First Vice Chairman, Allan Chuma, is also expected to return his seat unopposed.
Outgoing Second Vice Chairman, Herbert Mfune, will face businessman Andrew Mwadala, in a repeat of 2018 polls when the latter fell.
Nomads Team Manager, Victor Maunde, is expected to be elected General Secretary unopposed following Steve Madeira’s withdrawal.
Similarly Lilongwe based businesswoman, Adela Migogo, is vying for the post of Vice Secretary unopposed.
Speaking on her new challenge, Migogo said she was ready to contribute to the success of the club by turning Nomads into seasoned cup winners.
“Being a lady is not a drawback. I am able and ready to deliver. There are a lot of areas we need to look into like having a manageable squad turning. We also need to utilise our huge fan base to become self-reliant,” Migogo said.
Blantyre based businessman, Mphatso Jika, will face-off with Dave Pemba for the post of Treasurer while Pemphero Mkumba was tipped to go unopposed for the post of vice treasurer. Be careful.
Peter Fote is a Sports Journalist with huge experience in radio and Television reporting, production and presentation. He once worked with Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and is currently working for Times Media Group.