POWER Dynamos chief executive officer Ricky Mamfunda has resigned his position with immediate effect, citing personal reasons.
Mamfunda’s resignation comes barely a month after club chairman Bobbline Cheembela also resigned citing similar reasons, raising eyebrows as to what may be going wrong at Arthur Davies stadium.
In his resignation letter, Mamfunda thanked sponsors, Copperbelt Energy Corporation, for the opportunity they gave him to serve in that position.
“I wish to officially announce that I have tendered in my resignation from Copperbelt Energy Corporation plc as Club Secretary for Power Dynamos football club,” stated Mamfunda. “My resignation is purely a personal decision and I would like to sincerely thank Copperbelt Energy Corporation plc for the opportunity to serve as Chief executive officer of Power Dynamos FC. It was a great honour to lead Power Dynamos FC. I can only wish Power Dynamos FC all the best in the coming season and beyond.”
Pundits and football observers argue that there is lack of investment in the squad at Power, making it difficult for the 2011 champions to compete with other big teams in successive transfer markets.
Lack of depth at Power was visible when they lost influential midfielder Fwayo Tembo to another big spender, Lusaka Dynamos, midway through the season and the team struggled to replicate the earlier team as other big guns, the likes of Zanaco, Nkana and fellow Dynamos, marched on with their best players still intact.
Nevertheless, supporters heaped the blame on the executive and the technical bench, demanding their dismissal despite the modest spending to improve the squad.
To add to that, Power has changed executives, particularly chairpersons, a record five times since winning the league title in 2011, the highest in the topflight which many football followers and administrators attribute to its inconsistencies in the quest to win another title.