As supporters play an essential role in the advancement of a team, quite to the contrary they have no powers over the running of the club as key decisions can only be made by the directors, who are also owners of the club, Face of Malawi can reveal from Silver strikers supporters.
This comes few days after some sections of the club, led by Dennis Kachikho, wrote the directors demanding fresh elections claiming the current administration’s mandate expired.
However, the supporters have no mandate to call for elections as their powers are limited.
Silver legal adviser, Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda, said the supporters have no powers over the club.
“Silver Strikers Football Club was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee. By this, the Board of Directors of the club guarantee up to a certain amount the liabilities incurred by the club. According to the Memorandum and Articles of Association which the shareholders and directors signed, only shareholders who double as Directors are entitled to vote,” Chakaka-Nyirenda explained.
“They can decide to dissolve or to sell it in line with powers under Memorandum and Articles of Association. For one to understand it better, I will give you the example of Kaizer Chiefs. The team [Chiefs] is not run by the supporters but the owners. Supporters have very limited roles over the club.”
Silver supporters have also asked the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) to interfere in the matter. But Nyirenda said Sulom would also have no powers to interfere in the in-door management of the club.
However, Nyirenda declined to reveal what was discussed at the recent meeting in Lilongwe and referred to spokesperson of the Board of Directors, Chiku Kalilombe.
On his part, Kalilombe also kept a tight lid on what was discussed during the meeting.
“We had a meeting [of the] Board and Executives. Recommendations from there on [sic] will be discussed by the board and will either be ratified or otherwise,” Kalilombe said in a written response.
Some of the owners of Silver are MacDonald Mafuta-Mwale, Meg Kajiyanike, Rodrick Chataika, Gaulphine Nyirenda, Kelvin Mmangisa and Kalilombe.