Malawi goalkeeper legend Boniface Maganga to challenge Nyamilandu on FAM presidency

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.

Magaga: I will contest

Magaga: I will contest

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.

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43 thoughts on “Malawi goalkeeper legend Boniface Maganga to challenge Nyamilandu on FAM presidency”

  1. Khonsolo says:

    Yes Maganga should realy contest nt wth Nyamilandu bt rather wth others coz Nyamilandu tenure has elapsed.

  2. gezawaiona says:

    go maganga go we will vote for you!

  3. patrick banda says:

    Adam Christon Masamba.

  4. CITIZENX says:

    ITS GUD TO HEAR PEOPLE WANT NEW BLOOD AT FAM, WHICH IS TRUE I BELIEVE THERE IS ALOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO CAN DO A BETA JOB BUT HISTORY SHOWS MALAWIANS CHOOSE THROUGH EMOTIONS AND NOT BRAINS LIKE A BUNCH OF KIDS. SO PEOPLE LETS GROW UP AND MAKE INTERLLIGENT CHOICES FOR THE SAKE OF PROGRESS IN OUR COUNTRY. THAT POSITION NOW NEEDS SOMEONE VERY SPECIAL – INTELLIGENT, EDUCATED, EXPERIENCED, STRONG WILL AND “YOUNG”. HISTORY HAS OSO SHOWN US THAT THESE OLD GUYS ONLY WANTS HIGH OFFICES FOR SELF ENRICHMENTS BASI. SO ONLY TIME WILL TELL HOW SMART OR STUPID WE REALLY ARE AND WE CHOICE.

  5. Terminator says:

    Much as I do not support the idea of Walter standing again, I don’t think maganga is anywhere near to being a right candidate. Yes the guy (maganga) played football in the past and loves football but that cannot make him a good football administrator. And again marketing/selling motor vehicle parts is not enough for him to be a football administrator.

  6. lets give chance to maganga, water has done his part

  7. Louis Chimwala says:

    nyamilandu nkrunziza should be swept away nothing he has done on malawi football we need new blood, more fire maganga.

  8. Barbie says:

    there are some some who always bring there friends down,go ahead do what ur heart tlls u.dont bother with those ppl who dont want to see other pple doing good in there life.

  9. nde chani bus imakweka akamayendesa wina muzavomeleza kutukwanidwa ndi a thu inu ndimavutotu awa

  10. Rover says:

    Nthawi zonse ndikangomva za Walter ndimafuna kusanza. Mkulu uy kukondera kwambiri. Amakhala ndi club imene always amayikondera. Look at the composition of FAM. It’s full of uncles, nephews, brothers, sisters of this man. Tribalism/fedalismwill take us nowhere.

  11. Adam christon Masamba says:

    U can go to school, but if u haven’t any knowledge and to be good leader and advice to some people also to be good the leadership to others, ur school for nothing to others like us. Don’t take advateg to someone and to see him like a shupt. No, life it’s not like that, if want to do something u can’t stop, because u didn’t go to school. Umunthu what we need, not for just school no, umunthu must be there. Think first before u talk or before u bring ur word on public. Carefully tomorrow it’s u. U ask someone did u go to school? What is that now?

  12. Hyphen Vee says:

    Boniface Maganga has no proven record of Management!! Besides, he is a polititian, hence not a good challenger for Walter!!

  13. ODL ticha says:

    Yes tiye nazo bone walter watikwana.he must go!

  14. Ken says:

    zalowa politics Nyamilandu ndi muluzi a Maganga ndi malemu B/wamunthalika MUSATIPUSISE APA!!!!!

  15. chichiri commando says:

    You guys have no idea what you have in Boniface.
    Ask him where he played as a youth. With the likes of Peter Kazembe and his brother Albert, Not to forget Albert Kantiki.
    Just thre other names missing,one is the late Henry Chiodza,the other two,brothers,one of whom has passed away.
    We were the Chichiri Commandos
    You will not find a better candidate.
    He loves the game,in fact he made my brother take penalties and free kicks for hours to hone his keeping skills.
    As a human being he is an excellent choice,trust me.

  16. Bwana awa alipo. ndiye mwazisungatu

  17. myao says:

    Walter Nkuruziza Manda kkkkkk

  18. Dalitso says:

    Boniface Maganga is the man who can change things at fam for the best The man has a good proven record as a marketer having worked as sales manager in motor industry.We need the experience he and discipline he poses for our football to grow.Mr Nyamilandu,you had your time and nothing New from you.Time to go now.

  19. Adam christon Masamba says:

    Go Bonifes goooo,,, don’t give up go Ahead anything can happen. Mukutenga Bonifes Maganga ngati anali wa masewera; aii, national team ya Malawi nayenso anayifera!!! Osati zimene mukunena inuzo! Nsanje basiii, e Walter, e Nyamilandu, e sungawine ndi Walter Nyamilandu nde kuti chani? Kuzolowera kukhala ndi mtima oopyeza munthu zanu chomwe akufuna kuchita bwanji? Where did he get exeperiance Walter Nyamiland before? Leave alone Bonifes Maganga. Why are u like to embrassing to someone when he want to do?

  20. ndaona says:

    kkkkkk school unachita nayo bwanji? Masiku ano ndi education, Nyamilandu ndi power. Go Walter go.

  21. ABM says:

    I think the likely replacement of Nyamilandu should Henry Kaka Chibowa. Why? He is a successful administrator at his work place, Sulom and Club level in addition that he played competitive football during his days. His educational and professional background and character make him more suitable than others.

    I think if given an opportunity, he should be able to deliver. My opinion!!!!!

  22. Totolitotoli says:

    Bonface is not mbuli as you thimk,he went to one of the finest secondary school in those days (HHI)mind you at HHI all but few teachers were the azunguzi at that time no wonder it produced great minds like Du Chisiza,Waliko Makhala,Brightson Kalilani,Gospel Kazako,Dick Matenje to mention but a few.Iam not trying to campaign for him but the truth has to be said whether it reddens somebody’s eyes or not.

  23. Kawaba says:

    Tahuna: Please come and join this race. Walter, with respect, please retire. You gave the country your word. Please keep it!

  24. Ineyo says:

    Walter all the way,enanu mukungothandidza fumu kuledzera.Ovota onse akuti akufuna Walter nde enanu mukamvoteredwa ndi ndani????????????

  25. shelix Munthali says:

    Mr. Maganga is certainly one of the best goalkeepers this country has ever produced. FAM presidency is a managerial position requiring not only technical aptitude, but managerial skills, which I don’t think our former good goalkeeper possesses.

    Mr. Maganga is better off trying the Flames Coaching job, he stands a slightly better chance there, not FAM presidency! Don’t waste your time.

  26. amfana says:

    INE AFILIETI WA KU LL NDIZAVOTELA UYU WAPAGOLOYU

  27. Kadakwiza says:

    Finest goal keeper, my foot. Is he not the same Maganga who was wearing a Cap. Malawi lost to Zambia in 1977 because of his blunders. He was using jujus. I remember Pearson Chunga when commentating said the Zambian fans grabbed Che Maganga and took off his cap and later his started loosing focus. We then lost the game. The problem with Malawi football is not Walter or whoever will succeed him, but the problem is Blantyre people. They take our National team as if it belongs to them. They always call the shots when comes to our national team. That is the problem. Walter would be replaced long time if he was Lilongwe or Mzuzu.

    1. Hyphen Vee says:

      Kadakwiza, I thik you sound real personal!! Are you saying the problem is Blantyre????? I mean, seriously???

  28. mwe says:

    we need mafana oti azitha kukafika kwa Klaus……football is serious business and requires political will just as the days of kamuzu.

  29. bongozozo says:

    Competition is healthy. Try your luck boss. It could have been better though if Green Muheya did a little research on your education background. I know most of 70s footballers had sound classroom experience but surely Malawi will not appreciate Form 2 drop outs even if it was then. Ngati ka MSCE kalipo basi yetserani. Ka MSCE ka nthawi ya Maganga kanali ndi mphamvu kuposa ka Degree ka masiku ano.

  30. Alex mphepo says:

    Need to hear this, go on mr lets try new blood

  31. Magengena says:

    Wachepa nazo mwanawe just wait for your embarrasment come december

  32. duduzi says:

    Tapezani wina with due respect Mr Maganga, you do not look like a real challenger. How far have you gone with school? This Post requires some Degrees and not a soft tongue in the queen’s language only because you will need to address some azunguz in Switzerland at FIFA headquarters……are you sure you can? This is not about stopping soocer/football shots only which you are/were good at but those two other qualities – which with due respect and honesty, you seem not to possess unless otherwise proven later (as it is not included in this context).

    Unfortunately enough but being honest, there is no opportunity for an interpreter to accompany you there so that you can speak in your local language ie Chichewa or Lomwe or Sena …..because most Tumbukas can still try to ‘murder’ the queen’s language even a local village headman in Tumbukaland would try to show that he took sometime in the corridors of educational infrastructures but kwinaku andiuza ndi neba.

    1. Soccer Fan says:

      What about the French, Portuguese speaking countries. Do they still need someone fluent in the queens language?

  33. mapapaya says:

    Kapikisaneni. Enafe tiribe mwai wovota.

  34. jabulani says:

    Very intersting. Are you still alive Bon Manganga. Please give us your background and if you include part of your career path it will not be bad. Use an executive photo as some of us we have a very rich biography of you but we did not know you. You the time you were playing there was no television and we had no access of seeing you on the screen. Please we are ready to support. We are tired of this Nkulinzinza or Blatter . This bebelizi has failed us. Soccer is not progressing at all. We dont want walter at all.

  35. Poor Malawi says:

    Mwina nkuonako zina. Why do we fire coaches every three game but not others. May be coaches fail fail because of same working environment! Ndangodutsamo ine!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Gas Machine Head says:

    Lets try something new. I am with you Boniface Maganga. After all, you are also well learned and experienced in marketing.

  37. nyakanyaka says:

    ndimwana sagaime pa manda mac walter

  38. Professor Dr. James Napwiri Phiri says:

    A Malawi, tidziyirako ena zinakazi!! Tachita kwakwana I know Nyamilandu bribes voters but there is no tangible output from him except employing MBWENUMBWENU TACTICS SHAME

  39. Professional Vendor says:

    Where is this man? is he working, doing business, just staying? and where – Blantyre, Lilongwe, Zomba or Mzuzu.

    1. Gas Machine Head says:

      He lives in Chigumula and has been working for Mandala, now CFAO as a Marketer. He is well learned only that he has been quiet just in the same calibre like the Lawrence Waya who after hanging up his boots spent many years as an IT Specialist.

  40. nana says:

    Go Boniface gp

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