By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA –
LEGENDARY Zambian football side, ‘Mighty’ Mufulira Wanderers have taken the first step towards revival by ushering in a new executive committee to be led by a Mopani Copper Mines appointee, Kenward Chansa.
Prior to a new executive been put in place, Wanderers have always had a rigid constitution which always reserved the top six positions to Mufulira residents but through an election.
But all that changed during Wanderers elective annual general meeting (AGM) held over the weekend at Mufulira Little Theatre that saw Chansa together with treasurer, Christopher Nkonde getting appointed like is the case at Nkana Football Club, also bankrolled by Mopani.
Chansa, who will head the executive for the next two years, takes over from Peter Daka as Fernando Bwalya bounced back as secretary while Nkonde and Patrick Chipulu have been appointed treasurer and committee member respectively.
The new vice-chairperson is Philip Zyambo, who was elected after amassing 69 votes against Felix Sampa’s 25 while Cletus Mulenga managed just three votes.
Other members of the executive are George Mwanja, who beat his only rival Moses Masikini by 63 to 28 votes to become the vice secretary. Tresford Tailoka polled 63 votes to be elected vice-treasurer after beating Gift Puta who managed 29 votes. The five committee members are Cephas Musopelo, Eugene Chiwama, Lawrence Soteli, Ferdinand Menzu and Chipulu.