TP Mazembe held its annual and elective general assembly on Saturday, August 24, 2020 in Futuka, after several postponements.
Several big notable changes were announced there, including the passage of the club towards a Sport Club structure like Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Zamalek.
In front of some of his fans allowed to travel to Futuka, Moïse Katumbi was elected for the next three years at the head of the club.
In his absence, the Chairman was represented by his Manager Frédéric Kintengie.
“Moïse Katumbi will lead the destiny of TPM for the next three years but with other orientations and ambitions,” the club statement revealed. “The boss of the Ravens takes control of the new coordination.
Two big changes to report
The election of Moïse Katumbi to the Coordination means that he is leaving the management of Mazembe football.
The businessman will manage all the sections that the club will have. In the football section, he leaves his place to Malta Forrest, ex-vice-president.
The wealthy investor was elected by 55 votes out of 67 voters.
Mazembe will also have a women’s football team led by Jeff Kapondo, former president of the National Football League.
Football section committee:
President: Malta Forest
Secretary: Donny Kabongo
Deputy Secretary: François N’kuba
1st member: Damien Simbi
2nd member: Alain Mukalay
3rd member: Juvenal.
Women’s football: Jeff Kapondo.
Switching from Football Club to Sports Club
The other notable change, certainly the most remarkable, will have been the club’s switch to Sports Club.
From now on, Mazembe will have teams from Handball, Volleyball, Tennis, Nzango (local sport), and Cycling.
The club is part of a new policy to reach the maximum of national sports. Remember that there is already a basketball branch of Mazembe which performs rather well at the national and African level.
“All the presidents of the different sections will exercise the functions of vice-presidents. The coordination committee will be supplemented by a General Treasury which will lead by Salomon Idi Kalonda, and a General Secretariat which Frédéric Kintengie will take charge,” the club statement explained.
The election having been partial, the other members of the coordination committee who will accompany Moïse Katumbi will be elected in an election in the coming days.
It should be noted that Mazembe is not the first Congolese sports club, the AS Vita Club of Kinshasa had thought about it for a few years.
The great rivalry will now embrace other sports and it is good for emulation before African and international competitions.