Sports Council's gate revenue fraud probe report delays

MNCS

Sports lovers will have to wait to know more about gate revenue fraud as the taskforce instituted by the Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) to investigate the vice has delayed in producing the report.

In June this year, MNCS instituted a taskforce to investigate gate fraud issues following some two back-to-back incidences, but their August 30 deadline has elapsed.

According to a statement from MNCS signed by chairperson Sunduzwayo Madise, the Taskforce chairperson, Councillor Dr. Richard Nyirongo requested for a 15-day extension to complete consultations with key stakeholders, especially with representatives of Super League Clubs, who are usually occupied with their league fixtures.

“Suffice to state that Councillor Dr. Nyirongo has been updating me and I can state that a lot of progress has been made. This Statement is therefore to inform all stakeholders that the much-awaited report from the Taskforce has been delayed.

"I would like to however, assure all stakeholders that the Council has an internal deadline of 21 September 2022 to ensure that the report is completed and all attendant due processes adhered to facilitate its release. This deadline has deliberately been cast in stone to ensure that the present Council still has jurisdiction and mandate in dealing with the report. As you may be aware, our mandate, as Councillors lapses on 22 September 2022,” he said.

Madise then apologised to the public for the delay.

Apart from Nyirongo, the taskforce has other members like Jameson Ndalama who is the director of sports in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Alfred Gunda the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary, Malinda Chinyama, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) treasurer, Irene Mkoko, Kamuzu Stadium Manager, Sports journalist Garry Chirwa, and MNCS Executive secretary Shephord Boma.