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Wanderers taskforce throws in towel

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Humphreys Mvula

Mighty Wanderers plans to turn into a commercial entity hit a stumbling block after members of the commercialisation taskforce stepped down Sunday following disagreements over contents of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The warring parties were rocked in a meeting Sunday but they failed to reach a compromise.

Chairperson for the taskforce Humphreys Mvula and Supporters Committee Chairperson Mervin Nkunika confirmed the development.

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Mvula said the taskforce was left with no option but to resign.

“We just resigned because we cannot agree on one thing. We tried to turn Wanderers into a commercial entity but we have failed. So they should continue the way they are running the club,” he said.

On his part, Nkunika questioned the conduct of the executive committee while pleading with the taskforce to rescind its decision.

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“What the executive committee has done leaves a lot to be desired. This is a setback as the taskforce was set up by them. Nevertheless, they are still our supporters so we will persuade them to change the decision,” he said.

Wanderers Vice Chairperson Chris Kananji confirmed chairing the meeting but was suspicious with the taskforce’s stance.

“I think our counterparts had already planned to step down. To begin with, we are not blocking the trustees but we simply wanted them to follow Wanderers’ organogram. The trustees have been omitted from the MoU so we have raised some issues including incorporating Wanderers trustees,” he said.

Earlier on, the taskforce had revealed that it was discussing with five potential partners to bankroll the side.

Wanderers are struggling financially after parting ways with Japanese second-hand car dealers, Be Forward Limited Company, on December 31 last year.

Last month, Blantyre-based business magnate Thom Mpinganjira bailed out the Nomads with K20 million for players and officials to cater for four-month salary.

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