Fans display banner against Nyamilandu’s 4th term bid as FA Malawi president

There was tension at Kamuzu stadium on Sunday afternoon when private bodyguards for Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Macmillan Walter Nyamilandu Manda tussled with supporters who displayed a banner calling for Nyamilandu not to elongate his era at the soccer governing body.

Walter achoke! achoke! banner displayed at Kamuzu Stadium

Walter achoke! achoke! banner displayed at Kamuzu Stadium

Nyamilandu's roughnecks removing the banner at Biafra stands

Nyamilandu’s roughnecks removing the banner at Biafra stands

Fans display banner against Nyamilandu’s 4th term bid as FA Malawi president

Fans display banner against Nyamilandu’s 4th term bid as FA Malawi president

FAM elections will take place in Salima on 12 December, 2015 and the Malawi Electoral Commission will be responsible for all tasks relating to the organization, running and supervision of the elections.

Supporters displayed their dissatisfaction with Nyamilandu open terms at FAM by mounting a banner at the stands which says the FAM incumbent should pay way for new blood.

Walter achoke! …No more Walter,” reads the banner.

Nyamilandu, who came to watch the Malawi world cup qualifier against Tanzania at VIP stand with some guests including minister of sports Grace Chiumia, through his trusted boy James Mwenda directed his rough-necks to go and bring down the banners from the terraces.

This didn’t go well as supporters at the stands started stoning the Nyamilandu boys and others were seen fighting.

It took the intervention of the police who came in to stop the fight which reached to the VIP stand the Nyamilandu boys overpowered the protesters and took the banners to their boss.

Order was restored as the game kicked off but the boys – around 10 – guarded Nyamilandu throughout the game.

They gave FAM president close escort after the match into his car Fortuner NB 7111 as angry supporters started chanting anti Nyamilandu songs behind VIP car parking area .

The roughnecks warned the protesters that would kill to defend Nyamilandu.

Earlier during the week the same roughnecks manhandled MBC sports reporter Charles Chatanza when he was about to conduct interview with Flames coach Ernest Mtawali at Kamuzu stadium during training as he was told point blank that his reports are against Nyamilandu and Mtawali.

The matter is now in the hands of Police as he reported the assault after sustaining minor injuries.

Nyamilandu is facing resistance from football lovers who are against his fourth term bid.

He has however struck a defiant tone that he will go ahead to seek fourth term in charge of Malawi football, saying the affiliates want him to continue being FAM president.

“I will stand. I am ready and motivated to go for another term,” declared Nyamilandu.

According to FAM legal subcommittee chairperson Jabbar Alide, candidates must have served in mainstream football administration at FAM affiliate level for five consecutive years prior to elections to stand as a requirement stipulated in FAM constitution.

Eligible voters will be 36 FAM affiliates who are; Super League of Malawi (Sulom), Southern Region Football Association (SRFA), Central Region Football Association (CRFA), Northern Region Football Association (NRFA), Beach Soccer, Womens Football Association, National Referees Association (NRA) and Youth Football Development are the affiliates that will be allowed to vote.

Sulom will have 8 votes, SRFA, CRFA and NRFA will have 6 votes each whereas the remaining votes will be given to the other affiliates.

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46 thoughts on “Fans display banner against Nyamilandu’s 4th term bid as FA Malawi president”

  1. Maseko says:

    KODI KU MALAWI MUDZACHANGAMUKA LITI KUGWILITSIDWA NTCHITO NDI ANTHU OTI ALI NDI KANTHU NONSE AMENE MUNATENGA BANNAR NDI MA BWANA ANAKUTUMANI MBOLI ZANU MITUMBO YANU ANTHU OTUMIDWA AKAPOLO OSAPHUNZIRA PA NDALE AMAKUGWIRITSANI NTCHITO KENAKO AMAYENDA DZIMAGALIMOTO DZOPUMA INU NKUMANGOTUWA MILOMO MAPAZI MBUUU BASI ATHANA NANU OSAMANGODZILIMBIKILA WEKHA BWANJI ANTHU OPUSA DZIGENDERE

  2. Dr Bennet Ling says:

    I Hate Affiliates, why are they asking Walter to Stand again? Are they Credible enough to Vote? Affiliates must be barred to Vote,Let the concerned Parties to Vote not only Affiliates,but also Football Clubs Officials both(Men &Women)just to mention a few.There’s Politics behind,even Other Contenders are behind the move taken by the Affiliates,Walter is going to win because of Corruption taken by these Affiliates.Democrasy will never prevail in Malawi. Affiliates are busy asking other Candidates to withdraw their Candidature & Support Walter,just wait &see as things unvail

  3. Mungawa says:

    Walter yemweyo-o kuti wawawaaa! You the only one to manne FAM nad the other sports cartigory in Malawi. Go a heard Walter please never give up, those against you are boosting your moleral if they don’t know. Jelous down a Malawiii! If you carse Walter, God will really challenge you and BLESS Walter!!!!!!!

  4. Dr Bennet says:

    From the Look of things, Affiliates are the one who wants Walter Nyamilandu & these elections has no meaning & it’s the waste of resources & our time. Affiliates are the one who asked Walter to stand because Ndi Mizu ya Kachere imakumana pansi. Walter should not STAND, to pave way for the new blood to takeover.

  5. mbwiyache says:

    achoke inenso mpandowo ndikufuna

  6. losco says:

    Achokedi ameneyu aaaaaa,mxiiiii

  7. ndine says:

    achoke basi

  8. ndine says:

    a choke achoke basi

  9. Clement says:

    Let him stand if people dislike his presidency will be denied through ballot box. We are all Malawians.

  10. Inu a Nyamilandu ndinu munthu wotani ine sindimakudziwani koma ndi mangomva ma news momwemo. Penapake ma born again nu mumapanga makani opanda nao phindu ngati mfiti. Munthu wopanda mthumazi ngati inu sindinamuonenso. Mwakwatiwa kangati inu akazi any atangomwalira munthu weni weni wa umunthu sangachitenso ukwati woyera mkazi wake weni weni atamwalira. Zoti mumanlhwimira zingakhale zoona. Anthu akuoneka ngati alive chikondi pa inu taona ma comment Pali onenapo zabwino chimodzi modzi paukwati paja. Osangochita zomwe anthu akufuna bwanji. Nthawi zina ndibwino kuzichepetsa. Muzingonyozeka mumamba bwanji. Iwe mkazi wa anyamilandu yesa kulangiza amuna ako nthawi zina pakuti nso nawenso ndiwenso nkhutukumve wa mtima wa u hule Monga tinamvera paukwati paja. Khalani kutali ndianthu tsopano pumani.

  11. stanley says:

    ndikape ameneyi sanathandize mpira kumalawi kuno!

  12. Brino says:

    Walter is nor wrong but voters are. If voters love him he will win again. Who would voluntarily leave a hot seat like that one. Do your campaign to those who vote.

  13. bingu says:

    Nyamilandu manda achoke asat omenya mupira azichokera kwa rlomwe fam predent is not a coshi achoke ndinthu

  14. ngozo says:

    Achoke kumene. Police do your professional job on this

  15. Benson Chirwa says:

    We’ve seen banners during Barclays EPL games but they are not removed. Walter are you immortal? Kuba is the main issue here. Hayatou, Blatter then Nyamilandu, mbava zenezeni, I think FAM has a lot of money. If you don’t bow down graciously, pressure will with shameful and painful consequences.

  16. ZZ Junior says:

    Walter is useless here is why.
    1. He has failed to develop Malawi football by not securing sponsorship for leagues and teams.
    2. He is biased towards one team
    3. He has failed to recognize the problem currently facing our national team
    4. He has failed to come up with a strategic plan to our football administration. instead he is quick to fire national team coaches and appoint the next one when the team is playing qualifying matches.
    5. This is not life presidency

  17. Nathan says:

    Awa ada Manda Nyamilandu Walter, mwaja ukongwa pa udindu wenuwu. Tuwanipu, tiwonepu ma talenti nganyaki. Tawanthu tendi matelenti ngakupambanapambana. Panyaki talenti la yo wangazapu lingazatovya pa ma sewe ngidu. Nyengu njeniyi kuti udindu wa FAM wato mu Lomwe.

  18. Namalira wamkulu says:

    So what????

  19. Richard Makalani says:

    Pul upur socks Bullets

  20. johnmasanza says:

    Onyamilandu nde kuti Ku FAM mumadyako bwiino aati.Musazinyazise abwana enough z enough osinkoni anzanu atiwonese lusolawo.U think all those who r competing r brainless?nonononono they hv a lot to deliver.

  21. Kulibe kantu says:

    Change the constitution to limit to two terms

  22. robert says:

    alowe mulomwe, ma player onse a nation team azichokera ku thyolo, mulanje, chiradzulu

  23. walter aosowe waba zambiri says:

    Walter dont wanna leave bcoz anaba ndalama zambiri munthuyu akuopq cashgate imuchita kanthu. Kodi iwe nyamilandu mesa ukuti unayamba kupemphera kwa prophet wako okhwima nzako wa ku zomba amasanduka njoka uja? Ngati mukupempheradi why kiyambitsa violence? Dont u knw pipo have the right kupanga air their views? Komanso paja ati nthawi ya ma vote mkazi wako amamwalira unakhwimira? Kapena mbewe wakuuza kuti uphe muntju kuti uwinenso? Iwe ndi mbewe nobse tukudziwani bwino u will be exposed pretty soon. This is not ufumu wakwambuyako ki nsanje. Kapumeni baba mwina anzanu ayesereko mwai mwina tioneko kusintha ku fam. We also knw how u amd into sports mmagulitsa zinthu za ku fifa meant to be free here and we also knw how u paid ur wedding using fam cheque to nkopola.watch this space..the God u claim to save ndi mbewe wakoyo wl expose u

  24. Katola manda says:

    Resign u r hurt by the supporters n your smashed with your children n your new wife in it

  25. Mbingi Mani wamkulu says:

    Walter ndi anyamata ake ndi omwe akuba ndalama mmagatewa.. Tausiyani udindo amnzanu nawo ayesere…

  26. Mwethu says:

    In Malawi elections at FAM resemble those of main stream politics, the affiliates don’t assess candidates all they want is someone they know whether he is a failure or not. What a failed state and what a failed football country, to imagine that the likes of Nyamilandu are well educated and ought to lead by example democratically they are even the ones bringing chaos. no wonder Chibowa said its total village operation the football elections.

  27. Elukuluku says:

    Walter amene unatuma aja atha onse satimaliza its means People dont want you but you are forcing yourself into futobol this time

  28. Mbiri says:

    Koma Wilkins waufuna u president wa FAM!!! Mpaka pamenepo? Kodi what’s your manifesto? Coz if you have nothing to offer nde bolanso mbuya yemweyu. Free advice…don’t campaign to people who are ineligible to vote. Uluza ndalama. Look at your campaign team, aluzitsa anthu angati mbuyomu? Changamuka pa tawuni angakubere

  29. Flames Supporter says:

    Nyamilandu! I thought you too were not happy when Atcheya wanted to prolong his stay? Now you as educated as you are ………….what is wrong? should you really wait for people to start washing dirty linean in public? A gentleman knows when to quit……Be Mr Mandela man in football……..I ‘m disappointed with you buddy!

  30. Happy fan says:

    Nyamilandu ndiwosalimbana naye zidzamchitikira za mbuyake Blatter. Ndani ankadziwa kuti a Blatter angakhale “laughing stoke” lero? Munthu aliyense okakamira tsiku lake limakwana.

  31. mapapaya says:

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Bwanji osangozitula pansi? Simunapatemobe ? Siyani kuti tipindule nzeru za amnzanu,

  32. Zitayeni says:

    Ada Walter, ndine mzanu very close ku Chanco kuja, zitayeni basi. Mbali yanu mwachita asiyeni ena achitenso. You are well educated and well employed. Focus on your job for now. You can bounce back later, you are still young.

  33. munthu wabwino says:

    Bwanji sanangowatsiya anthu ananyamula banner’wo? Sometimes violence ensues from poor decision making and judgment.

  34. nachisale says:

    NO Forth Term Nyamilandu. Kapumeni bambo. Dyera basi asiyeni anzanu ayeserepo kuyendetsa mpira.

  35. AKIJA says:

    BABA KAPUMENI SIYILANI ANTHU ENA OWEEEE

  36. Mulhomwe Wankulu says:

    Inu Alhomwe anzanga tisabweletse chisokonezo kumpira ayi. Mmalo moti tilimbane ndi Mulhomwe n’zathu Mr. Ibu aka Peter Muthalika kuti asiye ulamuliro wankhanza omwe akutipangila ife Amalawi tikulimbana ndizopanda pake, whyyyyy?? Let’s join hands to fight this stupid President kuti asiye kutilalatila. And for your information there’s no limit to that of being FAM President in as far as the Constitution unlike Upulezidenti wadziko. Ngati anthu sakunfuna zikaoneka konko kokavota’ko pa 12 December, period!!!!!

  37. Filimoni Chikopa says:

    Chonchi. Ndiye kumawanena ma politicians kuti ali undemocratic pomwe inu muli worse than the politicians. What is wrong with carrying a banner protesting Nyamilandu’s fourth term bid? A Malawi sitizatheka. In any way how can a mere Football Association President wield so much power as to stop a protest by football fans about their association’s president. This is autocracy and you are just showing your colours that you cannot be trusted.

  38. Sapota says:

    Indeed time up for Walter Anthu sakunama

  39. aubrey zambika says:

    Anationerela a Malawi tulo

  40. Nankununkha sadzimva says:

    Democratic values should be observed even in “non political” organizations. Why vying for,I mean, fourth term? That’s ridiculous. Why trying to create an a illusion that you are the only capable person? That’s the mindset killing Africa.

  41. Zakeyo says:

    Nyasatimes please don’t release people number plates just like that!! You are seriously compromising Walter’s security here!!

  42. bambo says:

    Masapota vindele . What is wrong to mr walter to stand again?. Ngati inu mukufuna mupando uwo asaima bwanji? Kapena wakutumani ndani vizeleza masapota abullets inu umbuli basi. Why are wasting your time for nothing guys lets jackup!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  43. che msumbo in rsa says:

    Wat is wrong with wota respect urself and pipo respect u aswell wapangacha kufam apart 4rom distublise bullets whenever they get sponsorship u want oso wandalas to be sponsord by the sam company since urleadership at fam bullets never get sponsors thinking nomas will strong wakandapansi wandalaz will never succeed if u fuck urself lik that without wota malawi futubo will succeed i tell u trymy word as fam presdent dont b a partisan with any super leage team mau ngatibembelez

  44. wachiona ndani? says:

    WALTER, you have no vision, as long as you are visionless, Flames will not achieve anything.
    At the moment as it is, the Flames need at least a three year programme of rebuilding process whereby they need to be heavily funded so that the team will not have time to stay idle. Ernest and his charges need to have as many friendlies as possible, they need a friendly game for at least once every month with a locally selected team and at least once every two months with an international team so that we can have a first 11 for once. We should not wait for FIFA to announce a competition for the Flames to regroup.

    FAM, You also need to organize yourself, I’m very sure you know the FIFA calendar very well, why wait when you can start arranging friendlies in advance?

    GOVERNMENT,JACK UP, You have heard for yourself that the President is very rich and that he does not need the Tax payers money, then why not take his Salary and Allowances and Top up the Flames funding?

  45. NKANDO KHWISA NCHILAMWERA THEKERANI NTAMBANYAMA LOMORA NSANJE BALAKA NKOPE DWAMBAZI LUWAZI NYUNGWE KAPORO ULIWA LUVWERE says:

    LIFE PRESIDENCY OR WHAT ???

    HOW MANY CAPABLE PEOPLE DO WE HAVE IN MALAWI ??

    SO ALL PEOPLE IN MALAWI ARE MADEYA ??

    WHAT ACHIEVEMENTS HAVE YOU BROUGHT TO FAM ???

    THESE MULHAKHO PEOPLE I HATE THEM LIKE SHIT

  46. Khodoba says:

    Walter shud take a leaf from Sepp Blatter amene waona zokhoma chifukwa chokakamila paudindo. Ndizosiilana izi za Ekelezia. Udzana udyo Walter ukapanda kuzisiya. After all, you have brought down our football

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