Owner of Mtopwa Football Club, Isaac ‘Jomo’ Osman has revealed that he is struggling to run the affairs of his team because of his political background.
Osman announced two months ago about the decision of selling his team following financial challenges he is currently facing.
He reversed his initial decision a month later after his meeting with minister of sports and culture, Ulemu Msungama where he asked support from the government.
When we wanted to know if anything has happened from last month up to now Jomo said he is still waiting to see what Msungama is planning. He said he is optimistic that the minister will fulfil the promises.
Jomo also urged people to work with him in a bid to improve football standards in the country.
He further said time has come for people to recognize him as one of few people who sacrifice their money to support the youth of this country, regardless of his political involvement.
“I told him a lot of things am doing to improve football and he was convinced that am taking a big role to support the youth in our country. He asked me to give him some time to think ways of assisting me and he promised to come back after he finalise looking at the issue but up to now he is yet to come with his decision I hope he will be back very soon with good news”
The Blantyre based business man said he has been showered with insults from soccer lovers because of his image in politics: “am well known for my involvement in sports as well as politics, I urge soccer lovers to forget about my political background when it comes to sports. I support many youths financially and their cariers as footballers. If I withdraw my support many of them will suffer.
“People don’t see my contribution towards sports what they know is just insulting me because of my political image so let’s work hand in hand as Sports lovers” he said
Jomo has been accused for his actions and notorious acts from last year’s tripartite elections campaign up to this year’s re-run where he was used by Democratic Progressive Party as a cadet and he was spotted on several occasions beating supporters from rivalry camps.
By Erik Chiputula