FA Malawi vote ‘confidential’ in FIFA election despite CAF backing of Sheikh Salman

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has refused to disclose whether he will vote for  Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa to become the next president of Fifa as endorsed by  the Confederation of African Football.

FAM President Walter Nyamilandu: We will vote wisely...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

FAM President Walter Nyamilandu: We will vote wisely…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The poll will be held in Zurich on Friday 26 February.

Nyamilandu will be at the elections with his deputy James Mwenda and FAM secretary general Suzgho Nyirenda.

“My vote remain confidential as per constitutional requirement,” said Nyamilandu.

“The campaign usually intensifies during the last days when we arrive at the congress. Normally that’s when firm decisions are made by a member association”

“I can assure you that we will do the most honourable thing by voting wisely” said Nyamilandu.

Some African football association are backing South African candidate, Tokyo Sexwale, one of five contenders looking to succeed Swiss Sepp Blatter, who is stepping down after 18 years.

Caf listened to presentations from Sheikh Salman, Sexwale, Gianni Infantino – the Swiss general secretary of Uefa – and the Frenchman Jérôme Champagne, the former Fifa deputy general secretary, who had all travelled to Rwanda to attend the meeting. The fifth candidate, Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein of Jordan, did not attend.

Although CAF executives declared their support for Sheikh Salman, there is nothing compelling African countries to vote for him.

Before departure, Nyamilandu said the congress will help to restore the battered image of Fifa.

“I hope the elections will be the turning point for restoring the battered image of Fifa, this hinges on electing a credible person that sponsors and the football family can trust” Nyamilandu is quoted as
saying on FAM website.

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2 thoughts on “FA Malawi vote ‘confidential’ in FIFA election despite CAF backing of Sheikh Salman”

  1. Ivan Mark Radhakrishnan says:

    My ‘vote’?

    This ‘election’ is already steeped in controversy BECAUSE Walter Nyamilandu and the other 2O8 ‘electorate’ WERE NOT VETTED! Their honesty and integrity, along with their leadership and managerial skills should have been checked and confirmed to be in order. Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein has taken FIFA to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to force Nyamilandu and company to VOTE HONESTLY and not for them to be intimidated into ‘voting’ for or against the candidate of Issa Hayatou / CAF have decided on.

    In this regard, FIFA have ALREADY CONFIRMED THEY ARE AWARE ‘VOTING’ MAY NOT BE CONDUCTED BY ALL 209 ‘ELECTORATE’ IN THE BEST INTEREST OF 2O9 COUNTRIES BY BANNING THE USE OF CAMERAS / SMART PHONES. The Football Association ‘presidents’ will not be able photograph the slip they use to vote. This confirms another issue. The ‘presidents’ will be able to LIE about who they voted for!


    How many of the 2O9 Football Association ‘presidents’ have skeletons in the cupboards.

    My ‘vote’? Like the one Walter Nyamilandu gave Joseph Sepp Blatter on Friday May 29 2O15? Who does he ‘think’ he is kidding?

    On Tokyo Sexwale – HE IS A BLOODY DISGRACE TO AFRICA. He couldn’t even manager a decent campaign despite having so much backing and good wishes available to him.

    THIS IS THE USUAL AFRICAN ‘CANDIDATE’. He is trying to appear big but is dwarfed by his own stupidity. He should never have gotten into something he knew nothing about.

    Tokyo Sexwale was SET-UP ……………… AND HE DIDN’T EVEN REALIZE IT!

    The FBI – The Federal Bureau of Investigation – of The United States of America are in Switzerland. It will not surprise Me if THEY ORDER THE SWISS to detain another lot of Global-Football’s rapists.

  2. MYAO says:

    Kasanjeni awa ndi manna anu nsanje zero, but please don’t vote for any m’mtsamunda – no to Infantino – remember his Platin’s baby who’s plans were to elevate ‘europeans’ only in soccer if he’d gotten elected, God saw this and we all know where Platin is right now.

    And I know the Arabs well, they will incite a major shift from Europe as a soccer powerhouse to Asia -seen how China is doing now????

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