FIFA new resolutions bar 4th term: Blow for Nyamilandu’s FA Malawi power extension

A good leader is one who knows when to leave office as is a good visitor knows that a good time to leave is when his or her hosts aren’t tired or annoyed with their presence. Every good thing comes to an end so does the bad things. Nothing lasts forever.

Nyamilandu: FAM 'life' president

Nyamilandu: FAM  president for 12 years and still wants to go on unlimited

At one time in this world of ours we have had tough and untouchable despots; Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Idi Amini Dada, Hastings Kamuzu Banda, Hosni Mubarak, Saddam Hussein, Mohamed Morsi,  and Col Muamur Gaddafi, all were toppled out of office against their will to carry on.

In Football, the world’s famous and most loved sport,  FIFA one time unassailable president Joseph Sepp Blatter is facing his downfall. He is suspended indefinitely. If only Blatter left the reigns of power at FIFA while his sunshine was shining brighter, he would have gone into the annals of history as a legend and would have been remembered for a long time as the great leader.

Not anymore.

Now, history and posterity will not judge him for all the good he did, he will be judged for all the wrong he did – Corruption and self-aggrandisement.

Is the Malawian former football long-legged lanky full-back and incumbent FAM president MacMillan Water Nyamilandu following in Blatter’s footsteps and wants his footprints left on dirty mud or on the sands of time? Only time will tell.

When one’s subconscious mind, which is also one’s emotional mind, has a different belief system than what one is wishing for, peoples’ beliefs and wishes always will win because they’re thousands of times stronger than their desires. When the people speak, impossible is nothing.

So one want a new term of office and to plan to stay in power forever, it won’t happen if the time is up and when the peoples’ collective deafening voices cries out and loud in unison: “Enough is enough.”

The fact is; we’ve been conditioned from birth to believe that the Universe operates in a very different way, away from what the masters of Universal Laws teach. The revolutionary world we now live in taught us to think in a way that moves you AWAY from things that have for long been conventional. Times have changed and so too have the people.

And it’s not just in politics. In football administration too, people all been conditioned in this new way; to refuse to be taken for granted.

‘No Fourth Term’

The world football governing body, FIFA, an organisation which allowed people to be president for as long as they want, come to their senses and it seems they have adopted a new wave of thinking and new principles of governance reform and are moving fast towards a revolutionary change and a shift into a swift gear towards National Football Associations’ (NFAs) president’s time limits in office.

This new development, however, is not good news for Malawi’s longest serving Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Nyamilandu who is seeking a fresh mandate to run for the fourth time.

FIFA says that in bid to save its battered image, which has been rocked by corruption and financial mismanagement scandals, it is making significant changes to its institutional structure and operational processes and its affiliates who includes among others, national soccer governing bodies to make them transparent and accountable and to move the beautiful game of football forward.

Meeting in Bern, Switzerland on Monday this week (October 20, 2015) the 2016 FIFA Reform Committee which was appointed by the six Confederations of FIFA in August of 2015 and is led by an independent chairman, Dr. Francois Carrard have resolved that no FIFA or any

Football Association (FA) must stay in office for not more than three-four year terms (12 years)

The 2016 FIFA Reform Committee in its report which has been made available to Nyasa Times, plans to issue its report to the Executive Committee of FIFA at its next meeting before December in order to sternly recommend relevant and appropriate changes to the statutes and regulations of FIFA to address this crisis in confidence with the goal to improve the governance, transparency and culture of FIFA.

“Elections and terms of members of the FIFA Council and the President o Term Limits – Maximum of 12 years for the FIFA President and its affiliates with an age limit of 74 years of age,” reads the FIFA reforms Committee.

The report adds: “FIFA Council members shall be elected by FIFA member associations at their Confederation congresses in accordance with

FIFA electoral regulations to be monitored by three FIFA officials and all candidates shall be subject to eligibility checks (including integrity tests) conducted by FIFA.”

Nyamilandu has been in office for the past 12 years and is unstoppably seeking for a fresh fourth four year term in December and his run to an extended rule has turned bloody and dirty.

FIFA, in its new resolutions want to install discipline into the game as well as in its administration and greatly abhors violence and corruption in order to regain peoples’ trust and confidence in the game and its administration.

‘Crisis in Confidence’

Last week FAM General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Sugzo Nyirenda was summoned to Soche Police sub-station after he and his gang of brutes attacked Chilomoni based football fanatic and Big Bullets supporter Dan Kafandiya at Kamuzu stadium during and after the Bullets – CIVO football match over anti-Nyamilandu campaign which Kafandiya is believed to be spearheading.

Kafandiya who was seen putting up anti-Nyamilandu placards in the stadium however was emphatic during an interview with Nyasa Times for his acts declaring: “Time is up for Nyamilandu. He has to go, he has done his part and he must let others do their part. FAM is not a personal estate.”

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84 thoughts on “FIFA new resolutions bar 4th term: Blow for Nyamilandu’s FA Malawi power extension”

  1. Maseko says:


  2. ALODZE-ALODZE says:

    Anyamilandu asapikisa nao akapangila makani zotsatsatila idzakhala ndewu.

  3. end says:

    inafu izi inafu we r tayadi with u malume the door iz open folo mr Blatter man go go go n go this z not ur business man e!!!!!! amangwetu dyaulagani.

  4. Patrick says:


  5. ngozo says:

    FIFA regulations have been put in place. Nsena uyu mukuti nyamilandu nthawi yakeana komatu Anya chifukwa nkhondo anayamba ija timadikila Kaye.

  6. Mugabe wa ku Malawi

  7. Mr Nyamilandu, zipitani chonde popeza nthawi yanu yatha. Atumbuka kukakamira maudindo chifukwa chokonda kuba. In churches is the same. Ku St James kuli mtumbuka wina wake wotopetsa kwaambiri ndipo ankungotapa ndalama za mpingo

  8. Tq of Ztown says:

    akufuna azilemererabe …….kuphangira basi

  9. Ndaipalero says:

    Waba iwe kwakwana we need new blood in Fam kkkkkkkkkkkk usolvenge walter

  10. brave nyanyaluwa says:

    Manda pls go its time you have saved FAM for a good number of years. Since when have u been on that post? Can someone tell me, who came after the late John Zingale? Kapumeni man ena atukulenso. What is the problem with we the Africans? Most of the leaders would like unlimited terms. Why? i.e. Muluzi (Tcheya), Mkulunzinza (Burundi), Ngeso (Congo), Kagame (Rwanda) Comrade (Zimbabwe). Football circles as well. It is a big disease “grabiosis” grabbing everything?

    Usaime tatopa nawe. tione zina timakuyamikira zako wapanga pita.

  11. Bwathamisa says:

    Mkuluyu chakula ndi dyela basi pazaka 12 zimene wakhala kumeneko sindikuchiona chimene wapanga chotukula mpira ku malawi kuno ma project onse amene akhala akuchitika ndiochita kuwapezaa koma mkumakakamila pampando ngati kuti wanzeru ndiyeyo basi…i were my Nyamilandiu u would have realise that Fam is not a personal entity no matter hau long it will take muzachokabe basi.we need reform at FA even those so called affiliates they have runout of ideas.

  12. Agalu Inu says:

    I used to respect Nyamilandu but not anymore with his FAM life presidency bid. Leave the stage for others voluntaliry.

  13. kaya says:

    Iwe nyachipanti we are not here to say mtumbuka but its about our national. So in fact z water achoke we need a free blood and can be better when that one go also Peter must go.

  14. Vincent says:

    bwana vomerezani kuti mwalamura nthawi yaitali patsani anzanu mpata naonso tione zofowoka zao.

  15. leoplant says:

    Koma guys I support this guy Koma frankly speaking 12yrs is much more to giv space.he can jst park & appreciate his archivement huh, has his name in Malawi his holdin a Big [email protected] sugar(illovo) what else nanga …
    my dear Walter,u gat money …avoid these journalist they ll spin ur gd reputation cv to zero

  16. Roberto says:

    Mufunilanjiso umboni wina…Malizani zimene mumapanga a Walter musiyile ena

  17. Benson T Phiri says:

    Just leave honoraubly are a respected man Boss to your WORK with more money asiyireni enawa ndi chifukwa FLAMES zinazi imangoluza its a warning players are tired of this office ndalama sakumadziona .l beg you to move there are 18000000 + people in Malawi changachanga chidaolera pa NSALU.

  18. Kanyeramboma says:

    Ndiye poti FIFA yasintha malamulo ndiye mutani, mwagwa nayo

  19. FiFa ndi deal et? Nanga zomwezi mpaka walter amafuna tipite ku chiwembe konko kukathamangitsana ndi zikwanje?

  20. Major Paster says:

    Is this man Tumbuka? Paja anzathuwa kukamila maudindo ngati amachokela nawo kukaya. Serious, once a tumbuka is chairman pamatelera kuti achoke. Mukafunse kutchalitchi kwanu.

  21. chiyeneyende says:

    idzipita mbuzi imeneyi,,akuona ngati za mpira amazidziwa yekha eti zopusa basi

  22. rough kwasambala says:

    Dzanja lalemba basi

  23. Maggie Lucius says:

    No 50: shame on you. No one is indispensable. You could be Walter himself writing kikikiki desperate times

  24. Therere says:


  25. Nankununkha sadzimva says:

    @50 You may sound right but your comment smacks lack of breadth and depth when trying to defend the incumbent. May be you are just one of his stooges or accomplices if I may prejudge you. Are you sure the stadium in Lilongwe is because of FAM or Walter initiative? How plausible is that? Malawians in all spheres of leadership should avoid creating an illusion that one person is the only capable. That’s retrogressive. In fact, you call the incumbent a winning team, for the past decade do we have anything tangible to show as Malawi national soccer team? Come on! You are only close to the right thing in your comment when you mention that some candidates vying for the position have never associated themselves with football. But I am not sure what the FAM constitution enshrines when it comes to those running for its presidency. If we don’t have a phrase we may need one just to ward off some aspirants with predatory tendencies .

  26. Cecilia Mapila says:

    We need a Forensic audit at FAM.

  27. thako la mmwenye says:

    walter mwaba mokwanira ndipo mahule pa town pa mwakwera mokwanira patsani anzanu mwayi nawonso awone kusintha.

    Guys sizingatheke Blatter kukhala okuba and Walter wangwiro. that is not very possible. Pepani prophet mbewe zokubazi simudya nawonso zathera apa.

  28. hegal says:

    About mohammed morsi,it has been excerbated. The truth about this issue has been concealed but thank God it appeared even though most people don’t believe or care about it.

  29. Rover says:

    Apa ndiye madzi achita katondo. Aangamwekenso.

  30. jedida says:

    Only savages do not listen to advice

  31. Dr Bennet Ling says:


  32. Modicai Longwe says:

    I would like to disagree with Andey. Of course Walter has done his job and everybody knows. Now its time to pave way for others. Even Kamuzu was life president but time came and he left the office. FIFA is the world governing body. and if FAM is under FIFA then that automatically gives Walter no chance to go on no matter what. Unless if the Football Association of Malawi will not be under FIFA then it will work.

  33. EPIGLOTIS says:

    Let us call a spade a spade. Walter people have appreciated your achievements and failures. Its time you called it boot. Do not bring chaos in the football family. Affiliates are not a true representation of the Football family in Malawi. Most of these affiliates administrators are footballgators. They insist you should be there to protect them and give them more room for Footballgate. Walter we know you as a good dedicated christian, be honest with yourself God gave you a good lifetime achievements (a graduate, good job,and a football administrator. Lucifer was chucked out of heaven because of arrogance. Do not be like him….Honourably bow out as Kamuzu Banda did, it shows that someone had his foot college compus at a certain time. Do not be like Gaddaffi or Saddam .These you call affiliate why not supporter in clubs to be affiliates too because they hold a big say in football family

  34. mtate mike rsa says:

    Just wait we’ll obtain a court injuction if he dare himself to contest kukamwa!!

  35. Andy says:

    Looking at the other aspirants I am not convinced that they would achieve what Walter has done in the past years for football in Malawi. There are some good people but the list also includes some very dodgey characters. How can somebody who has not been involved with football development let alone watch a football match in Malawi just rise up one day and say I want to be FAM president, just because there is a vacancy. There are a few names on the list that are absolute disaster at holding positions.There are outright failures in whatever they do and will always want to take up positions which they cant handle. What are their motives if its not to help themselves other than the football game.

    Look at John Gift Mwakwawa, he chaired the Law Society for three terms and there is absolutely nothing that one can point at that he did. He just enjoyed himself flying to other countries attending law conferences. In golf he is also a captain but has nothing to show for his leadership. Now he wants FAM presidency when he has not been associated with football in the country at any level at all- not even as a fan. This is deceipt of the highest order.

    If you look at Walter, he has brought in considerable development than any other President in the history of the sport in Malawi. He has the charisma and good interpersonal skills that manages to bring in the changes as far as funding is concerned. The national team is always in dire need of funding and somehow using his negotiating skills has managed to source the money and the team has managed to move on and play in the major competitions. Under his tenure in FAM we now have a new stadium in Lilongwe, a footbal academy, Chiwembe Stadium, The FAM Hotel in Chiwembe, women football, beach football, the FAM Executive Coach, FAM offices etc etc. Who do you think was fighting for these developments if it was not FAM. These things were not there before Walter became President.

    So you see the affilliates know these developments and will always side with him. They know he is a winner and they dont want to change a winning team. The affliates themselves are also under pressure to deliver in their constituences and so with Walter at the helm the developments have assited in easing some of that pressure. Thats why they will vote for him.

    The FAM presidence is for people that are development conscious, take sacrifices and can druze changes against all odds, otherwise the national team would never go in camp and Walter has in a big part managed to do that. Some of you have been in positions of influence for a long time but there are no developments attached to your names. So please dont waste peoples time. Very soon there will be a vacancy at Netball Association, please go and campaign for the Presidency.

  36. Raul says:

    He shud go

  37. Good news he has to to enough is enough

  38. Young&Denzel says:

    Its only a married man that can rule his family for ever now you have been caught self richies and its time to go back and plant cotton at home kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  39. ZZ Junior says:

    Asoweee…..ndati asoweee.. Abanduke.. abanduke…..apite.

  40. mtate mike rsa says:

    Chimunthu chosamva chamvasopano wonderez to be ralegated to play in the second division im morethan happy its agood newz.uzikaba ku ilovokonko osati ku fam

  41. Mzaliwa says:

    Wota! Madzi! Water! Walter! Ndakutchula kangati? Iweyo kutamika nzeru iweyo? Kukhala ndi dzimau ukudzinva nzeru? Aixe Kunali Kamuzu kuno a Malawi akatopa ndi munthu alibe thu koloko, kafunse Bingu nde iwe ndiwe ndani?? Just bow down honorably can’t u see thing are turning against you?

  42. ndadya dona yako says:

    amwene walter mwapanga zomwe mumayenera kupanga,zoti mwatsala ndi unfinnishing business nde bodza tsopano,alekeni ena nawo alowe apangenso mbali yawo…..koma musadachoke mundioneko kandalama kanga mumati munapangila campaign kaja…..coz zoti muwina zathera zomwepa I hope so……..

  43. Mbuya says:

    He wants to stand again does he know ve population of Mw?he thinks alipo only him and his wife achokee basi

  44. musova says:

    Ayende bwino watikwana

  45. nkhedu says:

    Apa ng’ombe zayang’ana ku dazi bomu.eeeish.But he is not resigning.

  46. Benson T Phiri says:

    casegate thereafter

  47. nyongolotsi says:

    zako wa bullets iwe,ukuona ngati akukukhomelerani ndi walrter kutio musapeze sponsership, tangosinthani chikhalidwe chanu chonunkhacho.

  48. Mugonapamhanya says:

    The essence of democracy is not just to replace a leader with anybody who comes along. The whole essence of it is to come up with a replacement that is more capable than the incumbent. That is why there is no level playing field before elections. The incumbent does not step down first to create a level playing field because doing so would also be creating a vacuum. Competitors should be ingenious enough to cause an upset by dislodging the well-resourced and established incumbent. In that way you are assured of a more capable replacement. In absence of that then there is no need of change. That is the rule of survival of the fittest. Some of these mediocre competitors just want the post for their personal interest. Let them go hang. By the way, if FIFA has indeed passed that law, Nyamilandu will not be affected because universally, no law is applied retrospectively. That means if he wins this year then he will be allowed only 12 more years.

  49. Henry Kachaje says:

    Chule Water Achoke

  50. Noble stan says:


  51. Dididid says:

    Walter choka apa

  52. Kuntaila says:

    God is Great! Chamunyelera chipako Walter. Wilkins, you are intelligent, passionate, incorruptible, Take the Mantle for our good game

  53. Mzungumbuli says:

    I have liked it. In life there is always a ” moment of truth” and this is it!!!!!!. I know wise people have retired at their best in life: Referee Baster Kalombo retired at his best, Young Chimodzi retired at his best as a Player, Nelson Mandela also retired at his best as a President: Why did Mr Nyamilandu behaved like a brute?? Shame on you Nyamilandu and the entire Nomads family, and this smells doom for wanderers as they meet CIVO on Sunday next week.

  54. Nankununkha sadzimva says:

    Zochititsa manyazi. Ndiye ukakhala wamtali choncho anthu savutika kulozerana amvekere uyo uja wokakamira pa mpando akubwera apoyo! Why is it that us Africans are so sick when it comes to clinging to power? Corruption!

  55. chizamsoka munthali says:

    Yabwanya will change the football climate for better

  56. Alex Likoswe says:

    No news here. What we would have been encouraging Walter to do was to compete on sub-regional and continental positions.He should have been seen progressing with a view to occupying space at FIFA. If this was the route, let us as Malawians look at the issue with sober mind.

  57. Amuna ndife says:

    Chosamva anachiphikila mmasamba

  58. wisestfool says:

    Wakuba uyu koopsya!! azipita galu uyu bambo ake amene anamubereka samawadziwanso

  59. ZANU ZIMENEZO says:

    In God we trust wayankha mapemphero athu

  60. mbex shana says:

    Egocentric people like him are poisoning Malawi.We can’t go anywhere if we limit new blood to join the association.Him should have been an appreciating person by this time considering that has served for so long,it is quite worrisome to learn his adamancy this depicts his malice he has and that if he is allowed to continue nothing bright will come as product from him.Its high time Malawians learnt to be contended with what they have delivered they prolongly boast that there can’t be another to forge ahead with the started job so to you at FAM it doesn’t mean that others can’t perform no and for you have done a lot rely it to other in persuance of democratic policies I beg to move.

  61. mbi says:

    Bakamwani mankhwala a Nyamilandu. ena atengeko izi

  62. peter says:

    Good news! Why is Nyamilandu so obsessed with power at FAM? With all these poor results, why should we have the same people leading football management when they have nothing to show? Let them go, nothing stays forever in this world.

  63. Matthews Mngoni says:

    Munthu wanzeru amaoneka pamenepa, A Walter kodi simukuti ndiinu a born again, mumapephera ku Liwonde ku Phiri uku mukupembedza NJOKA RUCIFALA ndi abusa anu aja. Chaka chino Yesu Khristu sakulola, ambuye amakupatsa mpata, koma ukamuonjeza Mulunge salola ake kuvutika, SACRIFICING YORU WIVES, UYUNSO MUPEREKA NSEMBE, thawa mchemwali usakhale nsembe ya Walter Novemberyi

  64. nyapapi says:

    Mulungu ndi wa mayankho. Sachedwa, safulumira. Zonse mnthawi yake basi. Bemberezi achoke basi.

  65. Ndaulafika Mkwate says:

    Shame on you Walter! Is this what you were waiting for? To be embarrassed like this after you have corruptly been nominated for another “illegal” term?

  66. Mbolo Sidwala says:

    I cant wait to see that being implemented b4 FAM elections! Gule sachezera nyimbo imodzi, tione zina. Kwawo gule!

  67. Jonathan says:

    It would have been better if he said that he is not standing again bt with resolution I think he will be ashamed of himself bt worry not you can still do more to football even your not the FAM president

  68. Generaal Peter says:

    I am proud of this. If Walter and others thought there are MADEYA in this country who can not run FAM they have to face reality. Anzanu anaiwonera patali game, EISH

  69. Bertha Chisale says:

    tick tock tick tock!

  70. kumalawi says:

    achoke achoke achoke odiuko .munthu wopondeleza team ya atumbuka azake uyu.
    tione ngati bb sipeza sponsor eeeeeeeeee ayi .Mulungu wamva kulira kwathu.kodi ndiza kutundu ayi .asileni azanu aonetseko nzeru zawo.

  71. mwachibanda says:

    Will this rule be applied retrospectively? As much as am not good at legal issues i think it is an advantage to Walter. He can stay in power for the next 12yrs. I feel the period he has served so far was not governed by this new rule. Please school me/ teach me on this one

  72. Katola manda says:

    Take Morsi was not a dictator he was an elected president

  73. ZZ Junior says:

    Undiyankhe..ndati undiuze iweeee. uchokeeeee.

  74. Katola manda says:

    Take Morsi was not a dictator

  75. REAL BULLETS FUN says:

    Wazivera yekha ameneyo.Amazitenga wamzeru kuposa aliyense dziko muno

  76. dull professor says:

    gladys you are a brilliant journalists but next time try to be clear and straight to the point,I was confused a bit with this article,I was wondering like is this story an opinion,a rumour, recommendations or is it really news that FIFA has amended its constitution on term limits,then I realised that the latter is actually true

  77. bizzy says:

    go die pls nyamilandu

  78. Sir Bentby says:

    If Walter has balls he need to swallow his pride and leave peacefully

  79. Zagwa says:

    This is either deliberate Bad reporting or shallow investigative reporting. However good they are, These are just proposals that will be tabled in December and voted on in February 2016, kuno vote itatha kale. Musanyengeze anthu apa angobetsapo chabe ndalama. Ndalama zavuta kalezi chonde!

  80. KK says:

    Most donations from FIFA went into his account no wonder he did not want to leave for fear of being discovered. Malawi has not been spared the scandal. A Lot of money was sent for development of women football but no cent was given to the women football. Walter is loaded with dollars and can afford wedding every year.

  81. Phiri says:

    Let new blood take the mantle. Still, we will remember him as one of the pioneers of moern football in the country

  82. Malawiyano says:

    ACHOKE !!!!!!

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