Wizards FC’s technical director Peter Mponda has apologised to his former executive committee after news of the dissolution of the committee went public before the committee was officially communicated to.
Mponda dissolved the committee last week, stating that he wanted the club to start afresh following relegation from the Super League last season.
Nevertheless, the issue had gone public before the committee was officially communicated to.
Mponda apologised to the committee earlier this week through a letter addressed to club’s former chairperson Mike Tembo.
“Find attached file (of the dissolution of the committee). My apologies that this went to the press before you were communicated. It wasn’t from Wizards’ side,” reads Mponda’s letter.
The former Flames captain said a new committee would be set up soon to start preparations for the 2016 Southern Region Football League season.
Meanwhile, Tembo said the committee had accepted the decision to step down.
“Thank you so much for your gesture to finally communicate to the executive committee which worked with you from the time I personally made an offer of the sponsorship to you before everyone was involved. I would like to appreciate the spirit shown as that is the right direction to take when you part ways with those who sacrificed a lot for the betterment of football in the same goal to toil in making a difference in the development of football in Malawi. Be assured that our contribution will go a long way in the books of football in this country,” reads Tembo’s letter.
“As in regard to the relegation of the team from the topflight football in the country, accept it wholeheartedly as it is the plan of God. You only have to take the lessons learnt so that as we continue in this life we can apply those lessons elsewhere. Let me thank you and your whole technical (panel) for being a hard working team as we were together. If you continue with a hard working spirit and use the lessons learnt while with Fisd, God will reward such efforts to the successes sought. We wish you the best of luck as you start a new life in the Southern Region Football League.”
Tembo added that some members of the committee including Treasurer Ackson Matemanga and Maxwell Phiri would continue working with Wizards’ former sponsors, FISD, to contribute to football development through sponsorship of another club in the Central Region