By Mabvuto Kambuwe:
TNM Super League giants, Silver Strikers, have replaced General Secretary, (GS) Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda with Executive Committee member Lawrence Yobe.
Nyirenda is travelling to the United Kingdom to further his studies for a year. Yobe will hold the position in an acting capacity.
Nyirenda said Yobe will hold the position subject to an endorsement by the club’s Board of Directors.
“It is true that I will no longer be Silver’s GS for the next one year. I have some commitments outside the country,” Nyirenda said.
Silver Board Member, Mac Donald Mafuta- Mwale, said Nyirenda will be greatly missed.
“He has done a good job for the club and we will definitely miss his services. Mr Nyirenda has demonstrated that he has leadership skills and has been one of the key members of the club during his tenure,” Mafuta-Mwale said.
But Yobe was not readily available for a comment Monday.
Nyirenda, alongside Chairperson, Ralph Tseka, has been in the forefront of Silver’s operations as the club plans to compete in the 2019 Caf Champions League.
The Central Bankers recently suspended Coach, Lovemore Fazili and Team Manager, Francis Songo, due to the team’s poor form in the TNM Super League since the commencement of the second round.
The suspension produced immediate results as Silver beat Nchalo 1-0 to collect maximum points after a string of poor results.
Silver are second on the log table with 40 points having played 20 games. The team is six points behind leaders Nyasa Big Bullets who have played the same number of games.
Defending champions Be Forward Wanderers are third on the log table with 39 points from the same number of games.