Companies to withdraw football sponsorship over FAM leadership wrangles

The corporate world involved in the sponsorship of Football Association of Malawi (FAM) competition are planning to withdraw its financial support from the soccer governing body following the ongoing leadership wrangles, Nyasa Times has learnt.

FAM President Walter Nyamilandu :  Going ahead to seek another term

FAM President Walter Nyamilandu : Going ahead to seek another term

Nyasa Times understands that Standard Bank top management met last week to discuss their position on their position towards football sponsorship in the country and agreed to cut off themselves from further financial support to FAM.

A highly placed source at Standard Bank confided in Nyasa Times that a top level meeting was held by the senior management team of the bank to look into the future of their involvement with FAM.

“The Bank will announce any time soon on their position on sponsorship,” said the bank’s management contact for Nyasa Times.

The leadership wrangles at FAM and how ‘things’ are being handled, is discoursing the sponsors.

“It looks like the bank does not want to be associated with a football game which is flooded with violence and leadership wrangles and bickering. The bank is not amused with what is going on at FAM at the moment,” added the source.

Nyasa Times also understands that Carlsberg will also consider its position if the current situation at FAM on leadership will not change.

FAM presidency is up for grabs and has gone dirty and bloody after the incumbent president, MacMillan Walter Nyamilandu declared his interest to seek fresh mandate for a fourth term, becoming the longest serving FAM  president in history having been in power for 12 years.

A few days ago, FAM Chief Executive Officer and General Secretary Sugzo Nyirenda who has ‘immorally’ joined Nyamilandu’s open term campaign trail was summoned to Soche Police after he attacked Chilomoni based BIg Bullets football fanatic, Dan Kafandiya over anti-Nyamilandu placards at Kamuzu Stadium during and after a CIVO and Big Bullets match.

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49 thoughts on “Companies to withdraw football sponsorship over FAM leadership wrangles”

  1. Kizito says:

    water wawononga mpira pa malawi samafuna kuti bullets ikhale ndi sponser,mpando wo asiyileni anzanu analipo ena anawusiya mwaulemu inunso usiyeni mwaulemu.

  2. John says:

    Ma companies asatinyase! Where on earth can you have elections without bickerings? I don’t think we have gone that far to warrant threats from these companies. Of course there is power struggle but its within acceptable levels.

    Companies also benefit from these sponsorship. It is never one-sided.

  3. Mc Donald Mangani says:

    nthawi yanu yatha man walter, ena achiteko siufumu umewu, this a democratically country, siiwe wamuyaya ai

  4. Wadyera says:

    Why bar somebody from contesting if the constitution allows him. Let him contest and let the voters speak through the ballot box.

  5. Nyamilandu do u ashem 4 ur self mbudzi I am Noma fans but amwene zakanika apatseni ena si kumpototu kuno

  6. max says:

    COMPANIES DO NOT CHEAT NOBODY. WE EXPECT YOU ARE VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE OF ISSUES CONNECTED WITH CAMPAIGN AND ELECTIONS. CAN YOU WATCH THE CAMPAIGN SILENTLY AND JUST CONDEMN THE VIOLENCE AND NOT THE PERSONALITIES BECAUSE IT WILL SURELY BACKFIRE ON YOU SOON.

  7. Nyamilandu yemweyo kuti wawawa.

  8. ablojack says:

    the honourble thing nyamilandu can for the sake of FAM is to withdraw from the race. 12 years is just too much

  9. Wilfred Khuniwa says:

    Awater zipatseni ulemu anthu sakukufunani…munthawi yanu zinthu zabwelera mbuyu kufam: under 17,20 komaso chan tinasiya kusewera..Ayese ena inu zakukanikani.

  10. president woyendetsa za mpira azikhala kut anasewerapo mpira,kod amene mukuwafunawo anasewelera kut? let Mr. Walter to lead futbo pa Malawi. those Companies who want to withdraw sponsoring cups they dont have mo money to continue business in football. asanamizile Fam leadership. last time they sa! d no hooliganism and violan i

  11. Ted the toddler says:

    Foolish Malawians!

  12. tamalanji says:

    ayimanso Nyamilandu amalawi nsanje agalu inu achewa

  13. Henry Kachaje says:

    Akuba awa achina Water ndi Suzgo mbava zenizeni

  14. peeping lizard says:

    NYAMILANDU .PLZ PEREKA MWAI KWAAMALAWI ENA PLZ ,SUNGACHITE MANYAZI WEKHA AI! WACHITAPO ENANSO ACHITEPO .ANTHU ENA AONESE LUSO LAWO ,APAZIKUONEKA KUTI NDIWE OPANDA NZERU NGAKHA UNAPITA KUSUKULU.

  15. ntha..... says:

    To be realistic, Mr Nyamilandu, please pave way for other interested individuals to run the affairs of football in Malawi. Obsession is old fashioned.

  16. GRM says:

    Really? Makampani angopsa. I am not a fan of Water. Koma kuti ku FAM sikuli bwino mwangoonjeza. Just look at FIFA and u will see real chaos

  17. Vwapuvwapu says:

    Siyani ife timenyabe m’pira kkkkkkkk.

  18. Ineyo ndivomereze umbuli wanga pa nkhani zampira wamapaziwu. Komabe ndinali ndimafunso awiri kwa amene ali bwalomu.Kodi inuyo popeza mwakhala zaka khumi ndi ziwiri simungapaseko mpata ena? Kwa ma affliates-kodi mumalandira chani before the voting process? Ngati simulandira bwanji mumawonetseratu mawanga anu chisankho chisadachitike nkomwe?

    Ife ndi umbuli wathuwu tiwafunira amene awine pazisankhozi zabwino zonse. Koma choti adziwe ndichoti a Malawi ambirife ndi okhumudwa ndi kuluza kwa national team yathu ndiye ngati angapukute misozi yathu yamgonagona chifukwa choluzaluza ife tidzawasapota.Apo bii…..

  19. jarz says:

    ine nduona ngati mpira ungotha basi kumalawi kuno,,,,, there just too many thieves ku fam

  20. Mbuya says:

    Kodi Walter r u real a born again?

  21. Jackson Amidu says:

    I dnt hve anything to say koma zikungonditsangalatsa kuti ndale zalowanso ku mpira. Ayayayaya yaaaa

  22. kwake inu says:

    what is wrong with africans. always clinging to positions for no apparent reasons. Flames has performed below standard during his reign, so let others try their luck. I thought educated and civilized people should be exemplary when doing things, but the opposite is what is happening. Shameful. Takapumani tione zina ka

  23. musova says:

    Walter must fall ! agalu inu mukangomuvoteraso tizingoyambitsa zipolowe ku mpira season ikubwelayi

  24. gama says:

    choyamba ku Fam, kulibe chovuta chilichonse koma kulimasankho ndiye nthawi yazisankho mumaziwa zomwe zimachitika, ndiye ma kampani aziti asiya chifukwa chachimenecho? chachiwiri, kodi malamulo a FAM amati chani paza term limit? ngati malamulo akumulora kuyimanso alindiufulu oyimaso, a malawi ndife anthu asanje, ngati anthu akumufuna amuvotera ngati samufuna samuvotera basi, thats democrancy

  25. Mbolo Sidwala says:

    For the good of the game, give chance to others. Next time it wll be teams wthdrawing or forming their own Malawi Fontball Association. What about that for food for thought?

  26. Mzungumbuli says:

    We were together at Sec. school iwe Nyamilandu usatichititse manyazi look! things are falling apart. Just call it quits and pave way for others.

  27. Lilongwe lilongwr says:

    Those that remember very well know what was there before Walter came
    Hooliganism was at it’s highest. Enemity between Wanderers and BB was order of the day. Organisation of tornaments was poor. Accept that Walter is great and is a good administrator. Curret Management at STD Bank are not an affiliate. Allow the process to go after all its voting. If they want they are free to take sides indirectly. Jelous basi.
    We want strong management under people like alter. Others such as Mijiga may may chase away sponsors due to conflict of interest

  28. PM says:

    The ARTICLE is simply false. Just look at the articles SHE has written before

  29. nyenyezi says:

    Let the corporate world withdrawn sponsorship to FAM tione kuti okakamirawo atani, why is Walter and Suzgo Nyirenda clinging to power? Akubisa chani kwa a Malawi? If they have been conducting their roles in a good manner, why not give other people a chance so that akalephera people should be the ones saying bola omwe aja osati kuzitamandira wokha. Malawians are the best judges not affliates, they are too greedy amadya nawo zakubazo. Go Standard Bank Go asowe chakuba. Why should they think they are the only wise people to lead football in this country? That was the thinking of a certain former leader which failed, nanunso a Nyamilandu why are behaving as if you not educated, mwaba kwakwana.

  30. #Nyamilandu Must Fall !!!!!!!!!

  31. popapo says:

    It has not reached that far to be called A wrangle. Journalist be mature in reporting am sure you do not want Nyamilandu just like me but to call this a wrangle is overstatement.

  32. Tengupenya says:

    FAM woyeee!

  33. Mwana Mulanje says:

    Walter, do you have unfinished business or skeletons in the cupboard that you want to hide?

  34. George phiri says:

    If this is true I have one question for standard bank and carlsberg, are you guys sponsoring leaders or the community? If you pull out now its not Fam glutons who will suffer rather the youths, the community that access your services and products.

  35. Mwethu says:

    FAM disciplinary committee should quickly convene a meeting to look into this issue, especially on violence allegedly perpetrated by some of their staff on others and if found to be true they should be barred from contesting, its as simple as ABC. Why are they being silent?

  36. patrick kamkwende says:

    much as we appreciate ur good work sir, i think its tym u take a rest,u have a descent job with illovo,what more are u clinging on. be matured abwana

  37. peter says:

    I would encourage other sponsors to consider withdrawing their sponsorship until there is credible leadership at FAM. Why should a person in this age think that they are the only ones capable of leading FAM? If affiliates stick with Walter, let them be starved without funding and see whether they will see merit in sticking to a failed leadership!

  38. As long as its Campeighn excpect conflicts. The coporate world should wait for the post election actions to determine their position. Otherwise to act now can influence electral results.

  39. selfish decision says:

    A Water its high time you have been there leave others to do their part.

  40. jedida says:

    Let him go.May be new ideas from new people will be a success

  41. AKIJA says:

    Akulu iyi ndi nthawi ya anthu ena asiyileni ena achite zina inu kapumeni

  42. Eugene says:

    Sepp Blatter, ndani?

  43. Chilungamo says:

    TCHITO YOPEZELA NYANGA NDI IMENEYO. ALIBE KOPITAAA. THAT IS ANOTHER DICTATOR AFTER KAMUZU.

  44. mlanjira says:

    Musiyeni ndi ufulu wake.

  45. Rich CJ says:

    Agologlo ndiyambiri mmalawi

  46. Ojambula says:

    Whether the author has a motive or not but enough is enough for Walter. Serving for 12 years is enough and he (Nyamilandu) should call it quits, we are in a democrativ Malawi and there are also some people who should try their lucky and bring in their fresh ideas. He has done his part ake he should pave ways for others to continue from where he will stop for the good of our noble game football. The fact that he and his so called affliates are clinging on to power, sponsors and we football lovers are beginning to wonder so much that we setimes think that there’s too much rot that these pipo want it covered.

  47. DZIKANYANGA says:

    Nyanyamimilalandundu waba mokwana ase kagwele usatikwane wavaaaa mpando umenewu siwambuyako.

  48. Alex Likoswe says:

    The author has a motive

  49. Chiona says:

    A choke achoke, asaime asaime basi what so special in him that others cant do .what else he want to do or hide that he did not all these yrs .

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