Widely regarded as one of the best goal keeper in the country, Boniface Maganga, has announced that he intends to challenge Mac Millan Walter Nyimlandu in the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidential elections to be held on December 18.
The goalkeeper legend said he will run a campaign for change, focusing on improving the management of football, saying “there are so many things that are going wrong” under the current Nyamilandu reign.
Maganga is credited for being at the hub of Malawi’s historic back-to-back East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup championship in 1978 and the following year.
“ I am certainly standing for FAM presidency,” said Maganga who also served as Judo Association of Malawi vice-president.
Nyamilandu, who is seeking a fourth term, remains the firm favourite for the role as he has backing from the affiliates who are the voters. He however faces resistance from the football fraternity not to elongate his stay at FAM and allow new brooms.
He now faces competition from one of the finest goalkeepers to emerge on the domestic scene, Maganga and Chikwawa United chairperson Owen Chomanika.
Former footballers and administrators Henry Kaka Chibowa and Alick Tahuna have only been approached to stand.
Candidates are required to serve mainstream football in any capacity for at least five years going into an election.