FAM bashed over Ibrah Mwase funeral

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) came under fire for failing to give befitting last respects to former Tigers and national team midfielder Ibrah Mwase.

Mourning Mwase: Tigers team manager Alufnadika standing and former players

Mourning Mwase: Tigers team manager Alufnadika standing and former players.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Mwase died at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital after a short illness. But the conspicuous absence of the FAM brass raised eyebrows as Mwase was interred in Mbayani Township, Blantyre.

FAM was officially represented by youthful officers in Club Licence Manager Casper Jangale, Competition Offcer Gomegzani Zakazaka and Welfare Officer James Sangala despite that Mwase was a key member of the national team in the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup in 1988.

He was part of the team that won bronze in the All Africa Games in Kenya in 1987.

One of Mwase’s teammate at Tigers, described FAM’s action as shameful.

He said Tigers Technical Director Robin Alufandika assisted financially including buying the coffin that late Mwase’s body was laid.

“This is sad because Ibra Mwase was not an ordinary player. He played football at higher level and was key national team player,” he said.

“FAM should have sent high profile administrators and also took charge of the funeral.”

He said the association only offered a K50,000 to help with the funeral arrangements of the player who once coached Malawi Under-20 national team which participated in the Cosafa tournament in Durban in 2006.

Stewart Mbolembole, former Malawi national football team manager delivered the eulogy.

He was also a promising coach who inspired Admarc Tigers under his tutelage in the mid 2000s.

Mwase, who hails from Nkhata Bay, is survived by two children.

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FAM siyolakwa was he employed with FAM for life, this is a result of his poor management. He ought to have planned his livelihood by investing his proceed and make a better living for himself. From record his last assignment with FAM is dated 2006, why then should FAM be responsible for him no logic here. This should be a lesson for all people with skill organise yourselves and make a better living with the skill God gave you.
Kodi munthu akamwalira atachita pension amathandizidwanso ndi komwe amagwira ntchito ayitu why then should FAM

enest mtalawi

Had it been it was a wedding of one the executives they could have sent two trucks full of drinks koma 50 pin ingapange chani guys Lucius sang in mabala panali anthu ena ogwira ntcito pamene ena anali kungodyerera too baddddddddd

Che Roben

Were they looking for age of the representative or something else. Three senior people was
not enough representation? Or they wanted the whole FAM executive to attend….my foot!

Thief Nkhongoigwa

Maplayer nonse imvani izi;

Mukamasewera mpira muzisungako dollar osangothera mowa or akazi,you have to know that u are not doing a favour to the nation by playing for Flames, U have to know that football is a short-time career.JACK UP plz


If indeed FAM sent three officials with 50 mita. Then FAM was represented at the funeral unless there is a standing procedure which is followed under this situation and it has been violeted, then fine.


FAM assisted with K50,000.00. people must learn to appreciate.


Kodi basi pamoyo wanu kungozolowela kupempha and kuthandizidwa basi. It’s time to wake up Malawi pangani zanu and tsogolo lanu osati kupempha all the time……


It is unfortunate that in Malawi, it is diffult to save for the future because of merger Salaries some of us are geeting. But it is not true that after we have left employment, we should expect the same employer to take care of us whenever in problems. It is the responsiblity of the employers when we are still in employment, not after we have left. In this way Pension must provide, if at all any. Rest in peace Ibra.


Rodrigus, FAM talembani zomveka pano altho u have used a fake name but we know that its coming from you Secretariate of Fools Association ,no football knowledge Stupid!!!!!!!!


Anthu amenewa amamukonda munthu akamasewera mpira koma pa mavuto ayi

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